THE world famous Mariachi band – Mariachi Mexteca (from the recent Doritos TV advertisement campaign) played a gig at Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy on Friday.
The band who have performed for and in front of some members of the Royal Family, numerous British and Hollywood celebrities in both public and private functions as well as premiers and BAFTA awards parties played in the main school hall.
The event was organised in an attempt to raise funds and boost awareness for the charity organisation Operation Wallacea, which manages conservation projects aimed at protecting endangered species and habitats all around the world.
The school are sending 18 students to the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico in July 2013, to act as volunteers who will gather vital scientific data to be used in the fight against deforestation in the area.
The evening raised over £1,200 in support of the trip.
This expedition could potentially save a vital migratory corridor for the jaguar and also other species in the area such as the Tapir and spider monkey.
The students will also be actively involved in the protection of sea turtles and their nesting sites around the Meso-American reef.
Their next fund-raising event will be a Golf Day to be held at Sleaford Golf Club in April.
If you would like to submit a team please contact Matthew Clint or Jaime Scholefield at the school on 01529 414044 for further information.