School Song

Origin of the School Song: Mr David Smith joined The British Schools in mid-1965 as a Form Teacher in Junior.  He had a passion for theatre and under his aegis drama flourished in the Junior School.  Sensitive to the feeling that every good school needed to have a song to rally the students and enhance School Spirit, he was responsible for introducing the School Song.  An adaptation of his own old school song in Scotland and, slightly modified in the late 1980’s, it has been sung heartily at School events ever since as a symbol of shared feelings of union and belonging.

School Song

There’s a song we´ll sing
‘Till the echoes ring
With our voices loud and full
‘Tis the pride and joy
Of each girl and boy,
Who loves The British School

It was first in Prep One
When still very young
That we learned to love our School,
And now day by day
In our work and play,
These words have become our rule:

For our School our best we’ll try!
For our School our best we’ll try!
Then, hurrah for the green and
white ever bright,
Hurrah for The British School!

When the years have flown
And no more we’re known
In the haunts we loved so dear
In our dreams we’ll trace
Each remembered place
And the old School still revere.

With our friends of yore
We shall play once more
And sweet memories fondly cling
And come what will
We’ll be loyal still
And the same old song we’ll sing:

For our School our best we’ll try!
For our School our best we’ll try!
Then, hurrah for the green and
white ever bright,
Hurrah for The British School!

©2014 The British Schools, Founded 1908 - All rights reserved
Phone: (598) 2600 34 21 - Fax: (598) 2601 63 38 - Máximo Tajes 6421 - Montevideo - Uruguay