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Graduation speeches 2018

Key speeches from 2018 Graduation service, including from Valedictorian Hyechan Jun, Salutatorian Hah Yeon Lee, and guest speaker, former Head of High School, Jonathan Seefeldt ’00.   Valedictorian Hyechan Jun   To be perfectly honest, I have no idea what I’m doing up here. Clearly I must have done something right to be standing in front of...

Ten things you learn as a ‘Woodstocker’ in your first year

What exactly is it that makes us Woodstockers unique? Navya Sethi from Grade 11 shares the ten things you learn in your first year at Woodstock.   How to be your own parent! From making your bed and cleaning up after yourself, to self-studying and growing up independently, Woodstock teaches you responsibility and self...

CFI intern Alisa
CFI Student Intern – Alisa

Alisa is a student intern at the Centre for Imagination, with a particular focus on graphic design. She shares her experience of her internship at the CFI.   What attracted you to becoming a CFI intern? I liked what the CFI was trying to offer Woodstock, and I wanted to help. What have you...

Recit du Voyage

As a former colony, Pondicherry retains strong cultural and linguistic links to France, and provides an invaluable resource for French language students in India. In February, six advanced French students joined Mr Laurent Paquereau and Ms Almudena Fesser in a trip to the city, to visit French institutions and explore all...

Leadership through nature at the Hanifl

In November, 39 students from Mira Model School, Delhi, got the experience that will last a lifetime courtesy of the Hanifl Centre. They were as Woodstock's own hub for outdoor and environmental education for a three day immersive programme. They learnt practical skills for outdoor adventure, such as pitching tents and...

Satish Kumar – Eight thousand miles for peace

Activist and editor Satish Kumar made a big impression on Centre for Imagination intern Shatakshi Kabi.   Fifty-five years ago, when the echo of a nuclear test had become a recurrent experience in the world, two friends, 25 and 26 years old, started walking. Penniless and vegetarian, they walked for more than 8,000 miles to the capitals of...

The art of literature

Grade 12 English students have been exploring a modern American literary classic, and expressing the challenging themes within through creative mediums including visual art.   Students in Ms Dyson's English 12 class read Toni Morrison’s Beloved (winner of the the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Nobel Prize in Literature), which portrays...

Light a candle for peace

With already devastated countries in the Caribbean about to be hit by a category five hurricane for the second time in days, and this year's monsoon being one of the worst and most costly in terms of human life in recent years, natural disasters have been high on the public agenda...

Cultural exchange

“Living in the U.S. is easy. Everything has been handed to me, and I can always count on clean water coming out of the tap, and plenty of food on the table,” explains Prestin, exchange student from New England. For Prestin, coming to Woodstock was not only an opportunity to learn...

Cultivating Compassion – An interview with Wendy Singer

CFI Intern and Grade 11 student, Nandini Seth interviews Wendy Singer, a modern Indian history scholar visiting from Kenyon College.   It's strange how life offers us so much: endless possibilities, thousands of topics to explore, books, blogs, writers, people...