The Spanish Flag Raising Ceremony is a beautiful and well-established tradition at Yago School.
We are an international school that proudly celebrates Spanish history, its traditions, culture and symbols, while at the same time providing the ideal environment for the development of global awareness and international mindedness in students.
The presidents of the Student Council, Adriana P. and Héctor M., both from the IB Diploma Programme, carried the Spanish flag to the foot of the mast of the former Spanish Navy patrol boat “Chilreu” to the sound of “Ganando Barlovento”. The flag was then raised while the Spanish anthem was played, under the watchful eye of students from Infant, 5th and 6th of Primary, Secondary and Baccalaureate.
Mr. Resa, accompanied by the Management Team, gave an inspiring and moving speech to students. The director stressed the importance of looking to the past to build the future; knowing our true history and not rewriting it so as not to distort it, is important for the understanding of the present. “We are a great country thanks to our rich history. In our day, we dominated half the world with our successes and our mistakes. Half the world speaks Spanish thanks to the history of our country,” said the Chairman of the school.
Mr. Resa also urged students to “honor the Spanish flag with the pride and affection it deserves, a symbol that represents our history and our present. He urged students not to doubt that as long as it represents everyone, Spain will continue to have the future it deserves and is entitled to”.
Next, Pedro Gaytán de Ayala from 1st Bachillerato took the floor to remember the work of our armies, the legion and the civil guard: “Brave servants of our flag who are ready to give their lives for it and for each one of us at all times”, said Pedro.
The ceremony was closed by Irene Pérez from Primary 6, daughter of soldiers and friend of policemen and civil guards, who emphasised in her speech how proud she is to belong to a school where the flag of our country is given the importance it deserves; this flag accompanies us at every break and is witness to our joy and our friendships, and reminds us every day how lucky we are to live in this country.
The school hymn was sung by all the students present to bring this solemn act to a close.
We wish you a very Happy Spain Day!