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British ambassador visits Peruvian school
June 14, 2012
The British ambassador to Peru recently visited the Colegio San Andrés as part of its 95th anniversary celebrations.
His Excellency James Dauris spoke to the secondary pupils about British-Peruvian relations and aspects of British culture, as well as the London Olympics and the Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
The ambassador met with pupils during the visit
The diplomat praised the San Andrés pupils, noting the school’s impressive performance compared to others in the country.
The school also received an official message from the Peruvian Congress congratulating them on 95 years of service to Peru, recognising the contribution made by many over these years.
His Excellency James Dauris with head teacher Clive Bailey
Head teacher Clive Bailey, who is from the Ayr Free Church congregation, said: “We give thanks to God for this honour shown to us, and pray that He will continue to bless the school in its service to ongoing generations in Peru.”
Earlier this month San Andrés pupils were visited by the Peruvian Minister for Women and Vulnerable Populations, Sra. Ana Jara, who is a professing Christian.
She spoke of her own personal testimony of finding Christ as a young person, and encouraged the pupils to commit their lives to Him and to serve others for His glory.
The school in Lima was founded by a Free Church of Scotland missionary, Reverend John A Mackay, in 1917.
It is a mixed nursery, primary and secondary school, right in the heart of Lima, offering a solid Christian education to Peruvian children from the age of 3 to 17.
The Free Church continues to provide missionary personnel for the school.
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