Graduation took place on Saturday 19th May at UWC Red Cross Nordic. It was a pleasure to welcome so many families, host families from our local community and other guests on Friday evening for dinner in the Høegh and then a cultural show – all coordinated by the first year students. The ceremony took place in a beautifully decorated auditorium at 14:00 on Saturday and consisted of speeches, a slideshow, two special videos for the occasion (see here and below), musical performances and the formal graduation procession. The Rektor, Richard Lamont, opened the ceremony with a welcome address. For a copy of Larry’s welcome address, please click here.
Mawra Mahmood, the Head of Norwegian Red Cross Youth, gave a powerful address about the College’s partnership with the Red Cross and the role our students can play in the future. Her address was followed by speeches from Gunhild Berge Stang (Mayor of Fjaler. Click here for her speech), from second year students (Shweta from India and Raavi from the US / Pakistan) and the farewell message was given by Kristin Vinje (our Chair of the RCN Board).
Outside the sun shone and, to mark the occasion and give our second years an extra special send-off, we invited the Dale Musikkorps (Brass Band) to play outside.
Many of the parents of our second year students were unable to attend the ceremony – and therefore we have posted lots of images and videos on faceboook (the Graduation Dinner and the Ceremony) and a copy of the graduation ceremony programme so that our whole community can connect with the occasion.