It is very special when we learn something in school and then have results that are actually visible! One such class is the “outworking of ethics.” Last semester, as a result of what was learned in that class, students organized a gala reception in the Christmas spirit. This semester, we decided to put together a little looser and less formal variant—a garden party!
Each student contributed to the preparation in equally important ways. Some created the budget and collected money, others worked on the design, printing and circulation of invitations. Still others created the guest list, designed the program, bought plastic forks, or sliced fruit. Some of the girls took care of the decorations, which were truly tasteful and added to the romantic atmosphere and calm environment of the program. Others planned the food, which was a very significant role in the program!
In addition to the other foods, a separate category belonged to the desserts. Before the garden party, we announced a competition for the best cake. Many more parents, students, and teachers were involved that we expected. First place was won by Frederick Schwab, with his “Paul’s Cake.”
Part of the program consisted in celebrating the learning that was accomplished this year. There was much whistling, clapping, and shouting…by parents(!) Just to show how proud they were of us!
I think everyone was satisfied with the results. We achieved what we wanted, namely, pleasantly-spent time together. The evening was full of conversations and good food, and what could be better?
I hope this will be the start of a new school tradition, and students will continue to meet with parents and teachers and spend more pre-summer break moments together.
Andy Snováková, a 2nd year student
of Lutheran Bilingual High School in Martin
Garden Party 2015