Spring visit to UWC Atlantic

Catching up with current students

Hari in the 3-D printing workshop (above) and Tashia trying her hand at lantern making (below)

Pestalozzi-UWC scholars at UWC Atlantic recently took part in a student led 2-day conference on the theme of Origin. There were 18 different workshops, many student led, exploring how identity and personal narrative can be embodied in a work of art. 

The conference involved learning about a specific area of art, learning its history, culture and acquiring new skills and techniques, with the second day focused on creating an immersive art experience. 

Hari participated in the 3D workshop in which he created a design and then made a physical model of it. Lantern making with natural materials was the workshop choice of Tashia. This involved making a lantern from natural materials including willow, paper, leaves and flowers. 

“At Pestalozzi International Foundation, we are always looking for the kind of environment that will inspire, encourage and motivate our students. We recently took the opportunity to visit our recent cohorts of scholars at UWC Atlantic, an inspirational and stimulating seat of learning where the students learn, grow and progress both academically and personally.   

I’m always impressed with the calibre of young person selected by the team. As a group, these individuals wowed us with their resilience, positivity and commitment to learning. Many of them have already overcome hardship, travelled further and experienced more in their young lives than most of us will in a lifetime. It is clear to anyone who works with Pestalozzi students and alumni that their spirit and experiences helps them to develop into creative, innovative and resourceful young people.   

Eddie and Menard

Despite any struggles they’ve endured, each day they turn up with a smile on their face and a willingness to learn and improve. They are the leaders, innovators, place shapers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow, I have no doubt that they can accomplish anything they put their individual or collective mind to.   

It is clear to anyone that meets them that Pestalozzi scholars have an attitude and ability that can change the world – please contact us to find out more about our work.” 

Eddie West-Burnham, CEO 

March 2023

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