In celebration of Spain Day, on October 11th, Yago School hosted the ceremonial raising of the Spanish flag on the mast of the oceanic patrol boat CHILREU, given to the school by the Spanish navy.
This solemn event was chaired by the Delegate of Defense in Andalusia, Coronel Carlos Echevarría Pérez, Infantry Coronel of the Land Army.
Two students carried the flag to the foot of the mast where Captain Javier García Monge awaited them, with the tune of “Ganando Barlovento” in the background. The flag hoist was done as “Guillena” musical group played the National Anthem.
The ceremony continued with a moving speech from the School Director and the Colonel, who highlighted Yago’s commitment to the Flag of Spain, as well as its firm and decisive support to the military which carries said flag inside and outside our borders. “The flag is a sign of the sovereignty, independence, unity, and integrity of our country and represents the values, rights and freedoms of our Constitution,” said Colonel Echevarría.
The emotional act was attended by representatives of the Armed Forces and the Police Corps, the School’s educational community, parents, friends and students.
The event ended with the audience singing the Yago School hymn, topped off with a resounding, “Long Live Spain!”
Our youngest students from Infant 3 to Primary 2 also had the opportunity to learn about Spain Day, its origin, history, and symbols, in a second flag raising organized expressly for them by the Infant and first cycle Primary teams.
At Yago School, we respect and get to know the culture, history, ways of life and traditions of countries around the world, starting by celebrating and respecting ours.
Happy Spain Day!