Lakefield College School was delighted to welcome H.E. Alfredo Martínez Serrano, Ambassador of Spain to Canada, to the school on January 31, 2022.
His Excellency’s visit to LCS began with a lunch meeting with Head of School and Foundation, Anne-Marie Kee and Board Chair, Hugh Macdonnell ’85, P ’18. The Ambassador was then greeted by LCS students who led him on a tour of the classroom block, making stops to see music, art, dance, science, and theatre classes.
After touring the indoor spaces where LCS students learn, H.E. ventured outdoors to see Lakefield’s expansive natural campus and speak with Ms. Janice Greenshields (Assistant Head: Sustainability) and Mr. Garret Hart (Manager, Outdoors Every Day) about sustainability and farming. The tour culminated with a short performance by the string ensemble in A.W. Mackenzie Chapel.
LCS students and staff were grateful for the opportunity to speak with the Ambassador and were enthralled by his recounts of King Felipe VI of Spain’s time at Lakefield (The King attended LCS in 1985).
It was an honour to introduce the Ambassador to our Spanish speaking students and to deepen our connections so we can collaborate in the future.Ms. Kee