The first day schools were closed was a special one for our 7 DP Visual Arts exam candidates. After days of measurements and more measurements to contain the spread of the coronavirus, they finally got the go ahead. There was going to be an exhibition, albeit one that lasted for just an hour and where each exam candidate could only invite their parents.
By Ingrid Schmoutziguer, communications
It was a very special moment nonetheless for these proud students and parents. A moment in which to celebrate hard work & perseverance. Head of school Rynette de Villiers told the students in her opening words that: “Success in not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” (Winston Churchill), referring to the journey the students have been on for the past two years. Students experienced highs and lows, went through periods of enthusiasm and despair, but they each made it to the exhibition!
Congratulations to Linn, Gabriele, Demetra, Defne, Juliette, Babette and Sofiya and of course to their teachers Grasyntha Mellanie and Annabel Kjar on reaching this milestone! A heartfelt thank you also goes to school parent and artist Soyoung Shin, who not only taught several guest workshops, but also supported the students on their journey.