British Ambassador Meets the Start-Up Nation’s Next Generation

ambassador-quarrey_arrivalThe British Ambassador to Israel, Mr. David Quarrey, received an enthusiastic welcome from students on his recent visit to Boys Town Jerusalem. “Your being here means a great deal to our community and the pupils and staff.” Ian Kamiel, Executive Development Director of British Friends of Boys Town Jerusalem, told the ambassador.

Ambassador Quarrey was given a robotics demonstration by students and took part in a question and answer session in the school’s Cisco Networking laboratory where he was asked by pupils about his role as Ambassador, his career highlights , what attracted him to the diplomatic service and of course, Brexit.

ambassador-quarrey_cisco-studentsLauding the close security and economic cooperation between the UK and Israel, the ambassador highlighted Israel’s expertise in the area of technology. “There’s incredible brain power in Israel, and innovation. I can tell you that on his recent history-making visit to Israel, Prince William especially wanted to see this country’s technological innovations, and he was blown away by what he saw.”

The ambassador told the students. “You’re lucky to be here in this school where such a focus is placed on technology. This is the future! It is a great foundation for you personally and great for Israel.”ambassador-quarrey_robotics-students

“This has been a fascinating visit,” Ambassador Quarrey told his hosts. “I thank you for the opportunity to join you today, Boys Town Jerusalem is a very impressive school, and I’m especially proud of its strong British connection.”