U.S. Embassy in Montevideo received today a group of fifth
and sixth grade students from the "Escuela Estados
Unidos de America", a public school with an English
immersion program. The students were accompanied by a school
official, their teachers and a parent representative.
Students from Public School No.6 "Estados Unidos de America" with their teachers and Embassy staff. (+
They visited the Embassy's IRC library and
presented the staff with peace dove key rings on which they
had painted the American and Uruguayan flags in honor of
US-Uruguayan Friendship Day, a commemoration that was initiatied
by teachers in Uruguayan English immersion schools. The
students also presented a report of their study of the influence
of the United States and French constitutions on Uruguay's
founding father, General Artigas who studied these constitutions,
and on Uruguay's own constitutional process.
The IRC staff welcomed the students to the
library as a resource for their use and study and explained
the material available to them. Upon departing, the students
received notebooks and other school supplies, and the Public
Affairs Office presented the school with a collection of
books for their library and various information archives
on CD rom.
U.S. Embassy's Public Affairs Officer Linda Gonzalez holds report prepared by the students on the American and Uruguayan constitutions.
Linda Gonzalez receiving one of the peace doves hand painted by the students. (+
Students talk about their school work with PAO Linda Gonzalez.
Students with their teachers and parent representative gather around PAO Linda Gonzalez. (+