On Wednesday, 10th April, we welcomed back our leaving students from last year to award them their IB Diplomas and school leaving medals.
We would like to thank the British Ambassador, Mr. Ian Duddy for attending the ceremony and also addressing the students. Members of the school Board were present and Mrs. Karen Schandy delivered the closing remarks. The four Head Boys and Head Girls from last year – José María Alzugaray, Alanna McConnell, Milagros Campelo and Juan Heslop – spoke of how important an IB education was to them, and how The British Schools, with its international and local curriculum, its values, history and tradition and the many extra-curricular activities offered, had given them the tools to start university and help prepare them for life after school.
This was a very successful generation (both of them!) academically, sporting and musically, and it was good to see them again now that they have become former students.
The British Schools is a member of ACBIRP, which is an organisation for the Diploma schools of the River Plate. In 2018, there were a total of 17 students in ACBRIP who achieved 40 or more points in the Diploma Programme. Two from other Uruguayan schools, seven from all of the Diploma schools in Buenos Aires, and eight from The British Schools. This is a statistic to be proud of, so Mr Rosevear asked the organisers if we could present the certificates at our ceremony instead of the usual one in Buenos Aires and they agreed.
The students were: Martina Lucía Ferrari, Juan María Heslop, Andrés Juan, Matías Crosa, Carlos Martín Gruss, Tatiana Morton, Manuel Bernabé Rodríguez, Facundo Schuscheim.
We wish all of them every success for the future!