In times such as those following Friday’s referendum it is important to reaffirm our commitment to the mission that brought us to London.
Beyond Great Britain and Friday’s vote, forces of exclusion, fueled by fear and ignorance, are rising in France, in the United States and all around the world, stoked by self-seeking populist demagogues. These forces only gain where education is weak. Today reminds us how fortunate we are to play our part in fighting these forces.
In just one year, you have built a school that truly embodies our guiding principles and you have done so with relentless purpose and enthusiasm. Now, perhaps more than ever before, our mission, to promote international understanding through the bilingual education of a multicultural community of pupils, will attract internationally minded families who cherish the values we represent.
Bernard Manuel & Elisabeth Zéboulon