On a glorious morning graduates and staff gathered to begin the celebration of 12 successful years of school for 184 graduates from VRG Djursholm. We started with a lovely breakfast provided by our Parents Association; followed by class photos and group photo; a music and speech filled lunch; a meaningful final ceremony and, then the big moment, “utspring”. The following is a photo documentation of the day:
Of course, there were cheers and songs throughout the day:
During the lunch speech, I shared with my students that more than anything I wish them luck finding balance – balance between working hard and playing hard; balance between planning and mapping out every step in their future and being able to enjoy the “here and now”; balance between being bold enough to share your own ideas and humble enough to accept the ideas of others … this is no easy task.
To further encourage them, I shared the inspirational words of Dr. Seuss – perfect for this occasion: