Monsignor Emilio de Brigard blesses the newly appointed members of the Scout group of the Scout Group 95 of the Gimnasio Moderno.
Following the sports tradition, the couple Pedraza-Linares, winner of the Adelaida Tennis Cup, appear in the photograph.
On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the foundation of the school, the President of the Republic, Doctor Misael Pastrana Borrero, delivers his speech before the school’s community.
The Prof leads the walk that takes the High School students to know the stalagmites, stalactites and skylights of the Cave of the Guácharo, located in the municipality of Caracolí in the Magdalena Medio region of Antioquia.
SLEEPING IN THE COCUY
Together with the Prof and the Physical Education teacher, Hernando Romero, this group of students go up to Cocuy to spend the night in the petrifying cold of the snowy mountain.
Mrs Adelaida and don Agustín eat a juicy veal llanera style accompanied by a refreshing Colombiana.
First row: Irma, Isabelita, Clara Inés, El Prof, Elizabeth, María Enriqueta, Don Agustín, Carmencita, Rafael. Second Row: Beatriz, Maria Eugenia, Maria Cristina, Maria Cristina, Leonor, Stella, Rigoberto, Jorge, Gabriel, Antonio, Nelson, Myriam, Enrique. Third Row: Beatriz, Luis, Pompilios, José, Luís, Omar, Bernardo, Mister Guillermo and Jorge.
After a torrential rainfall in November, the students take advantage of the hail that fell on La Raqueta to play before going home.
On the occasion of the visit to Colombia of the Secretary General of the OEI (Organization of Ibero-American States) an emotional tribute to the deceased founder of the School’s took place, who was buried in the fields of the institution.
With his characteristic gimnasian humor, the Prof poses for the camera, like a crowned God, during an excursion to the Eastern Plains in his red with black jeep
THE POOL IS CLOSED
Children play and splash during the last days of the old school pool that was located where the art rooms of the Cultural Center are built today.
A TRIP WITH THE PROF.
In this Renault 12, this group of alumni went on a trip to the Prof’s farm in Tabio.
BUST FOR MISTER TOMAS
The President of the Republic Julio Cesas Turbay Ayala, together with Monsignor Emilio de Brigard, on the day of the inauguration of the bust of Mister Tomás Rueda Vargas
END OF THE POOL
Before the astonished gaze of the boys, a dump truck overturns black dirt inside the oval of the pool. It was closed for not offering the security and hygiene measures required for this sports and recreation space.
The Minister of Education of the time, the Principal Ernesto Bein and Isabelita Holguín, on the day of the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the school.
THE LITTLE DOCTOR
Monsignor Emilio de Brigard was the spiritual guide who guided the training in the Faith of students for decades. For more than 30 years, all the social efforts of the Gimnasio Moderno have been channeled through the foundation that bears his name. Here he appears conversing with the Principal Mister Mario Galofre Cano.
THE FINAL CLOSING CEREMONY
This was the last Closing Ceremony attended by “Prof” Ernesto Bein. A few days later he died in his apartment that was located in the Main Building.
Montessori children dressed as flowers appear in the Fernández Madrid Theater in the play they prepared to end the school year.
Speech delivered by Carlos Mazabel Rozo during one of the alumni meetings organized by the Association that brings them together.
SANTA FE STYLE CHOCOLATE
For decades, a way of convening and bringing together former students of the School has been around a Santa Fe style Chocolate. In its beginnings it was accompanied by a dance with the students of the Feminino, but for some years the simple meeting of recovered friends has been enough to fill the school cafeteria with anecdotes in various voices, laughter of memories and infinite fraternity.
FIFTY YEARS ANNIVERSARY
Celebration of the fifty years of graduates of the class of 1931. The former students are accompanied by Monsignors De Brigard and Perdomo.
BOYITO AND BOYITA
Generations of students met Carlos Julio Quintero and María Elisa Rodríguez. Her hands, furrowed by time, illuminated the children’s eyes when she handed them sweets and colored lollipops in thousands of recesses.
MONSIGNOR IS CONDECORATED
The President of the Republic, Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala, visits the school to impose, for the first time, the Agustín Nieto Caballero Grand Medal on Monsignor Emilio de Brigard Ortiz, Mr. Roberto García Peña and Dr. Antonio Rocha Alvira.
This student flies through the air after jumping on the minitran as part of one of the Olympic gymnastics exercises in Physical Education classes.
BIG AND SMALL
The older students were close to the children of the Montessori. Their classrooms were in the faculty and at recess, they laid down on the grass next to the teachers’ cars.
Maria de los Ángeles García, “chiqui”, was a teacher of Second Grade . Over the years, this woman full of charisma went on to lead the Primary.
The Raqueta is visited by the former students of the school who were called to a meeting.
UNVEILING THE NATURAL MISTERIES
The students will never forget the boards, in Technicolor, of the chemistry classes of Mister Gabriel Triana Beltrán. They will always remember the phrase with which he began each exercise in his laboratory manual: “students must be able to:”. Thanks to his practices, his disciples unveiled, among Erlenmeyers, pipettes and test tubes, the natural mysteries.
The poet who defends spirit and humor as a vocation for life, Pompilio Iriarte Cadena, completes one of his majestic Literature classes. Thinking about Borges as he collects the work of his students.
Lecture given by Dr. Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento to the students. Mister Guillermo Quiroga listens carefully to one of the questions from the audience. Opportunities that allow students to soak up the national reality.
AGUSTIN NIETO MEDAL
The former president of Colombia and former principal of the Modern Gymnasium, Carlos Lleras Restrepo, receives from the President of the Republic, Belisario Betancourt Cuartas, the Great Medal Agustín Nieto Caballero.
The wooden floor of the Covered Gymnasium was replaced by a specialized floor for sports; all of this, thanks to the architectural transformations that took place at that time in school.