On 12 June, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 95th birthday and to commemorate this joyous occasion, the British Embassy in Uruguay gifted 95 Ibirapitá trees to several institutions in Uruguay. One of these trees found its way to a spot in our fields.
This tree is a symbol of the historic friendship that unites Uruguay and the United Kingdom and is also a sign of the shared commitment to caring for the environment. It is also aligned with the initiative launched by Prince Charles to celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee, 70 years on the throne, by means of which people and insititutions from all over the world will be invited to plant a tree throughout 2021 and 2022 as a message of hope and faith for the future.
We welcomed Mrs Faye O' Connor OBE, the British Ambassador in Uruguay to our School on a sunny morning in June, where together with some Form 3B students, Mr Mark Rosevear, Mr Ian McConnell and other members of the Board and the British Society, planted the Ibirapitá.