It was fantastic to welcome back Tomás Hiipakka (p. 2009-10) as our guest speaker at the Upper Sixth Graduation. Tomás gave an inspirational, motivation and moving speech where he explained his difficulties and successes at ECI and his studies and career path since school through his degree and masters and ultimate to his current role as a social educator in Barcelona. Tomás is an example of our ECI values, his message for our alumni was clear…..if you work hard, are dedicated to your work, embody the values you believe in and serve others….you can achieve you goals and become a content and fulfilled person.
It was beautiful to see the way that Tomás’ speech landed with our pupils, his authenticity and charisma shone though. He left his teachers beaming with pride and we are very grateful that Tomás made the effort to join us from Barcelona to share his important message with us. Thank you Tomás and we look forward to seeing you again soon.