“Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education”
Martin Luther King Jr.: A pivotal figure in the American civil rights movement, King advocated for racial equality and justice. His leadership and advocacy, notably through nonviolent civil disobedience, played a crucial role in achieving landmark legislation such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Kings embodies the Colegio Hispano Británico’s belief in resilience, democracy, civil rights and racial harmony.
“We are too young to realise that some things are impossible... So we will do them anyway”
William Wilberforce: A prominent 18th-century British abolitionist, Wilberforce tirelessly campaigned against the transatlantic slave trade, leading to the passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807 and contributing to the broader abolitionist movement. Wilberforce embodies the Colegio Hispano Británico’s ethos of liberty, justice, human rights and compassion.
“Believe there are no limits but the sky”
Miguel de Cervantes: A Spanish writer, Cervantes is hailed as one of the greatest literary figures. His magnum opus, “Don Quixote,” is considered the first modern European novel and a masterpiece of world literature, influencing subsequent generations of writers and contributing to the development of the novel as an art form. Cervantes embodies the Colegio Hispano Británico’s connection to Spain, the power of imagination, creativity and the importance of reading as the cornerstone to education.
Just like in “Hogwarts” of Harry Potter fame, students at Colegio Hispano Británico are divided into houses that compete against each other in sporting and academic endeavors, with the house champions being decided on Sports Day held on the last day of the school year.