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In the spring of 2014, the Riviera Maya's premier music and performing arts school, Explayarte Escuela de Musica, will present Tim Rice and Elton John's AIDA. There will be three presentations in the Foro Abierto at Xcaret in Playa del Carmen, March 19, 20 and 23 and, or the first time, two additional shows have been added to the run to be performed at the Teatro de Cancun on April 4 & 5. Read More...
On Monday, after many weeks of protests and a walkout that shuttered schools all across the country, Mexico's public school teachers returned to work and children were welcomed back to their classrooms. Read More...
"Today is a good day for our boys and girls, our commitment is to continue providing quality education, but above all, we have to preserve the rights in our town for the benefit of the residents "said Municipal President of Solidaridad Mauricio Gongora Escalante, referring to the agreement between the teachers' union and the state government that resulted in a return to school without incident in all educational institutions of the municipality and the state. Read More...
For the past couple of weeks, KKiS (Keeping Kids in School) has fallen way short of the number of folks they need to help teach English to first, second and third graders at Pelopides School. Yesterday they had only eight people, roughly half of what's needed. Read More...
Do you have an aspiring young actor or actress at home? Does your son or daughter dream of a life on the the stage? Playa del Carmen's premier performance arts school is looking for performers for it's upcoming production. Following the success of Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin, CATS, Seussical the Musical and most recently All Shook Up, Explayarte is pleased to announce its next production, the long running classic, Les Miserables. Read More...
Do you love musical theatre? Do you love Elvis Presley? Then Explayarte invites YOU to enjoy their upcoming production, All Shook Up! Read More...
The students in the 1er year of Preperatoria at Bachillerato Naciones Unidas/El Papalote School are conducting a community project in their Ethics and Values ​​class. Read More...
Just a very quick update from our friends at KKiS - Keep Kids in School. School supplies are needed for the young students assisted by KKiS. If you are coming to Playa del Carmen or the Riviera Maya and have a bit of extra room in a suitcase, please consider bringing some of these items down with you. Read More...
On March 20th, 2012, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) announced the finalists for their 2012 Awards of Excellence. Our own Catriona Brown, owner/proprietor of The Little Mexican Cooking School in Puerto Morelos, was notified Read More...
With less than one week remaining before the third annual BuyPlaya 5K Spring Race, organizers, parents and local business owners are kicking into high gear for this exciting fundraising event for Ak Lu'um International School. On March 25 at 7:45am, participants will run, walk or stroll the 5 kilometer course leaving from the Parque Leona Vicario, making a loop through the picturesque Playacar resort community and finishing in the historical Parque Fundadores on the shores of the Mexican Caribbean. Read More...
The second annual Puerto Aventuras Charitable Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. The money raised will benefit the High School in the Poblado. This school building is about 90% complete, and is in its first year of operation with 40 children attending. The teachers expect next year’s enrollment to be about double. Last year’s golf tournament generated $8500 usd and allowed the addition of doors and windows to the building. This year, the money raised will again be dedicated to continued improvements in the facility. Read More...
For the past few years, a caring group of Playa del Carmen residents and frequent flyers banded together to help spread a bit of Christmas joy to the less fortunate children of our region. In December 2011 this program, now known as "Christmas Dreams Playa" was able to provide gifts for over 200 children who might otherwise receive no present at all for the holidays. In total over $86,000 mn worth of presents, school supplies and food essentials were distributed by "Christmas Dreams Playa" during the 2011 holiday season, an amazing accomplishment. Read More...
Once again, Ak Lu'um International School, Mexico's first ecological school, is pleased to invite all Riviera Maya athletes and families to participate in the third annual ‘BuyPlaya 5K Run for Ak Lu'um', an exciting 5K race through the streets of Playa del Carmen. Sponsored by BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors, the leading agency for Playa del Carmen real estate, the race will take place on March 25, 2012 at 7:45 am sharp. Read More...
Last Friday, students, parents, teachers and friends of Ak Lu'um International School gathered at the school's jungle campus to inaugurate the newly finished Mariposas en la Panza - A Tropical Waldorf Gift Shop. Read More...
Have you recently moved to Playa del Carmen and need to get you children's Spanish skills up to par? If you are like most parents, you will be concerned that their struggle with learning a new language will negatively impact their regular academic studies and hinder them as they try to make friends and assimilate into "joventude Playense". Read More...
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