Big day at the Peiting Middle School: Rector Jochen Böhm has said goodbye to the graduates of the ninth and tenth grades for the new phase of their lives.
Due to the corona, the graduation ceremonies were spread over three days this year.
- “A very unusual school year is coming to an end”, Bohm began his speech in the spruced-up sports hall of the middle school.
On this day, the school principal dismissed graduates of this year's final classes for the third and last time.
The students in the tenth grade present have all passed their secondary school leaving certificate.
On the two days before, the ninth grade came to their school building for the last time.
Family members and teachers had also gathered in the hall decorated with flowers and balloons to celebrate the end of a phase of life.
Right from the start, Böhm addressed his parents and the staff.
They have been put to the test in the past few months: “Everyone had to learn a lot of new things and develop themselves further.” In the end, however, the school year was brought to a successful end - “thanks to a good team effort”.
Of course, the rector also praised his students, who had to prepare for the final exams in times of lockdown and distance learning.
"You have had a demanding, wild and sometimes boring school year," said Böhm.
But precisely because they had to graduate from school under such difficult circumstances, the graduates could be all the more proud of themselves.
Böhm wished all school leavers all the best for their future: "Be courageous, free and develop."
The class leader of the tenth grade, Sabine Track, proudly looked back on the development of the successful school leavers.
During the two years she watched with enthusiasm as the students developed their individual strengths and abilities.
"And despite all the restrictions, you have never lost your sense of humor and your ease," said the teacher to the new graduates.
But praise and thanks were not expressed unilaterally on the day of the graduation ceremony: the students also paid their respects in a speech to the teachers who have accompanied them over the past few years.
And there was even a case of beer as a thank you for the caretaker, Max Wagner.