The school year, 2016-2017, is English School Los Olivos’ 40th anniversary and Friday March 31st was the day we chose to celebrate it.
On Friday March 31st the whole school celebrated the 40th anniversary of "English School Los Olivos". The school began with 40 children aged between 2 and 6 in the 1976-77 school year. It was housed in a typical Valencian farmhouse in La Cañada, surrounded by centuries -old olive trees. After all these years of work, educational projects, hopes and dreams, today we have more than 400 students aged between 3 and 18 in our Primary and Secondary schools, both in Campo Olivar, in Godella, and there are already many generations who have been through the school and shared with us their education and their lives every day for many years as they grew and passed from childhood to adolescence.
It was last Friday when we celebrated the anniversary, which is so important for all of us. We organised various assemblies showing videos and photos from past and present, and with contributions from former teachers and students who shared their experiences. We took a photo of the whole school together: students, teachers and all the School staff, to commemorate such a special day. We then sang Happy Birthday and a representative of each class came to blow out the candles on the cake. In the primary playground the children painted a mural and their teachers organised special activities to celebrate the day.
We would like to thank all the parents and students, past and present, for placing their confidence in us over the years. They have helped the school to evolve as it has done while retaining its roots and identity.