Senior

Día de la Poesía

21 de marzo DÍA DE LA POESÍA

El Departamento de Español invita a todos a celebrar la literatura y la poesía con los siguientes versos del poeta Vicente Huidobro.

     Que el verso sea como una llave

Que abra mil puertas.
Una hoja cae; algo pasa volando;
Cuanto miren los ojos creado sea,
Y el alma del oyente quede temblando.

     Inventa mundos nuevos y cuida tu palabra;
El adjetivo, cuando no da vida, mata.

     Estamos en el ciclo de los nervios.
El músculo cuelga,
Como recuerdo, en los museos;
Mas no por eso tenemos menos fuerza:
El vigor verdadero
Reside en la cabeza.

     Por qué cantáis la rosa, ¡oh Poetas!
Hacedla florecer en el poema ;

Sólo para nosotros
Viven todas las cosas bajo el Sol.

     El Poeta es un pequeño Dios.

 

De El espejo de Agua, 1916

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THIMUN - The Hague 2019

THIMUN

24th January – 6th February

The Hague, Netherlands

Since 2015 The British Schools has been attending THIMUN The Hague, a prestigious international conference where more than 150 schools from around the globe share one week of lobbying and debating on the most current issues on the United Nations agenda. For us, the 2019 conference has been the best one so far.

To start with, we were assigned Palestine, a very rich but complex delegation. With the help of two History teachers and a wealth of reliable sources, our students did an excellent job throughout the preparation stage, which started in October 2018.

During the conference, which took place between 28th January and 1st February at The Hague, Netherlands, student participation was outstanding. In fact, MUN Directors from participating schools as well as THIMUN organisers commended our students for their engagement and remarkable public speaking skills.

From our 12-student delegation, we had one chairing the GA5 Committee and two others who passed resolutions, which were then voted in favour. It is important to highlight that once this conference is over, students’ resolutions are shared with members of the United Nations and many are even later considered by the real UN delegates.

In addition, we scheduled a cultural trip before and after the conference. This enriching experience gave students and MUN Directors the chance to learn more about local culture. We visited Amsterdam, Delft and Bruges (Belgium). We went to several museums and students prepared city tours showcasing each city’s rich historical background. We were also invited by the Uruguayan Ambassador at The Hague. There, we were briefed on the work done overseas by the embassy and what it has to offer, a unique opportunity for students who might consider studying abroad.

In conclusion, the trip allowed us to learn about international affairs, history, architecture and more. It honed our research, negotiation and communication skills. It also helped us grow as individuals and, above all, emphasized the value of friendship and teamwork.

In April, The British Schools will be shortly hosting LAMUN, our South American version of THIMUN, with over 200 students from Uruguay and abroad. MUN Club is an excellent opportunity for those students who are intrigued by international affairs and who enjoy the intricacies of debating. Find out more about the Club here

 

 

 

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Senior Prize-Giving Ceremony

The Senior School closed the academic year with the Prize Giving Ceremony attended by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Uruguay, Mr. Ian Duddy, on Thursday, 6th December.

The speech by the Principal, Mr. Mark Rosevear, was on the need to accept failure as a step on the path to improvement. Students were recognised for their sporting and academic achievements during 2018 and the ceremony saw the passing of the pins from the Prefects and the Head Boy and Head Girl of Generations 1999/2000 to the new generation of Prefects and the Head Boy, Andrés Chang and the Head Girl, Sol Slinger. The ceremony ended with a speech by Mrs. Karen Schandy, Chair of the Board of Governors, where the theme was the constancy of change.

Read here: Mr. Mark Rosevear - Mr. Mark Bromley - Mrs. Karen Schandy

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Retell it yourself - Winners

This writing contest, organised by the English and Spanish Departments, as well as the Library, convoked all of the Senior School students. The objective was to inspire the creative writing skills of our students in both languages.

On this occasion, the contest promoted the retelling of tales of classical literature. Thus, not only was the literary creation valued, but also the updating of the texts that the students read, either in class, or privately. The jury was composed of the English and Spanish Departments and the School Authorities.

The following students received prizes:

Mención Primer Premio Mención
Felicitas González Alexa Miller Mercedes Brause

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Chemistry Olympiad - Honourable Mention

Congratulations to our student Dikran Bakkalian who obtained First Honors Mention, in his level, in the Uruguayan Chemistry Olympics. This activity, which began in 2009, is organised by the Chemistry College (UdelaR), with the authorisation and backing of Consejo de Educación Secundaria and ANEP.

The competition comprises two stages: the first stage is at regional level and the second stage at national level. This last one took place on Saturday, 1st December.

Congratulations also go to teachers Noemí Corna and Alejandro Casariego, who guided Dikran in achieving this recognition.

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Graduation 6YL

This week we said our congratulations and farewells to our graduating 6YL students in two ceremonies. His Excellency the British Ambassador, Mr. Ian Duddy, Mrs. Karen Schandy and the Board Members, Mr. Mark Rosevear and the teaching staff, as well as the parents and families, gathered together to celebrate, as Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Agustin Maggi, introduced the proceedings.

There were speeches from the Head Boys and Head Girls, who reflected on the students' time in the School, their friendship for each other and their understanding of the gratitude they have to the School and to their families. The students received their leaving certificates, and a group of them sang beautifully in the middle of the ceremony.

Mrs. Schandy finished proceedings, speaking of the history of the importance of the core values of the School, how people make a school, and how the graduating students now, as former members, take their place in our alumni community.

We wish every one of the leaving students all our best wishes for the future.

Mark Rosevear - Principal

Read here: Mr. Mark Rosevear - Mrs. Karen Schandy 

 
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U16 travelled to the city of Rosario - Argentina

After many years, the School once again had a chance to take a football trip. A group of 17 players from our U16s travelled to the city of Rosario, Argentina, to play matches during last weekend. They played against Jockey Club de Rosario and Club Atlético del Rosario.

They won two matches on Saturday and lost one. With another win on Sunday, the players finished on a high note.

In addition to the sporting activity, they took the opportunity to visit the city and share time together.  

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Group 4 - Forensic Science

The Group 4 Project was held in School on Monday, 19th November. This is an interdisciplinary activity in which all Diploma Programme Science students must participate by analysing a common topic or problem.

The chosen topic for this year was Forensic Science which allowed students to be engaged in their investigation and carry out a range of experiments on different aspects of this area of knowledge.

The outcome was a successful collaborative experience that ended in a “Science fair style” presentation that several groups from Junior and Senior attended and enjoyed.

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Liga Universitaria - Bronze Cup Winners

The U16 Football team is the youngest category to play in the Liga Universitaria Tournament.  For the second time in a row, The British Schools U16s won the Bronze Cup.  It is relevant to mention that they play against clubs where recruitment and training of players is very different from that of a school.  

We congratulate all players for their commitment, repeatedly shown each Sunday at the matches.  

  

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Champions - Valentín Martínez Tournament

Last weekend, the Valentín Martínez Tournament took place at the Carrasco Polo Club where The British Schools U15s, undefeated, conquered the championship in their category: 
 
14-0 vs Pueyrredón Argentina 
57-0 vs Cricket
27-5 vs Estudiante Olavarría Argentina 
 
They qualified for the semi-finals winning against Sporting Mar del Plata 3-0 during extra time.  A win against St. Brendan´s Argentina 13-12 took them to the finals and then an impressive win against Chacras de Mendoza 17-5 sealed the championship. 
 
Congratulations to the players and technical staff for this outstanding achievement!
               
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