Ubuntu Awards 2019

08 August 2019 | Youth

Elizabeth Kandjumbi

“Good evening ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Thank you for choosing to board with Windhoek Gymnasium airlines from Windhoek, Namibia, to London, England.”

Every senior learner in grade 11 and 12 at Windhoek Gymnasium always eagerly awaits this particular award ceremony. This event took place at our school and started at 18:30 sharp. Learners wore elegant attire, particularly the ladies who stole the spotlight. “At first when I arrived and saw my friends I felt overdressed, but then everyone began arriving and I felt underdressed, again,” said Kelisha Diergaadt. The event committee did an excellent job in decorating the hall, changing it from an ordinary hall to a five-star dining hall.

As everyone boarded the ‘plane’, they received a chocolate handed out by little children who were dressed up as mini flight attendants. It was dark, but the fairy lights did a great job in providing just the right amount of light needed for taking photos. Everyone expected to find tables and chairs as they arrived, but were shocked when they found out there was something else hidden behind the black material covered in fairy lights. The tables with the red and green grape juice in cocktail glasses made everything very classy and screamed ‘fancy’.

While everyone waited, they took it as a chance to take selfies and pictures with their friends and updating their social media with what was happening. After what felt like an eternity, we finally entered the main area that was, of course, breath-taking. Everyone was on their best behaviour, but performances from Pasi and the Evolution Crew, lightened the mood.

Nominees received their awards along with a bottle of non-alcoholic wine. The food was wonderful and a big thumbs-up to the awesome chefs. Not everyone enjoyed the food, however. “The food was familiar to the food served in the hostel,” said a few of the hostel learners. The best part of the event was when it was time to dominate the dance floor. According to Ite Makari ,“it was a happy vibe. Everyone danced even though they didn’t know how to, they just did. The crowd was awesome!” However, we did not have enough chance to dance. At the beginning of the dance, the DJ played songs not everyone knew, which caused the majority of people to sit down.

Overall, the night was truly spectacular and special as there were numerous smiles and laughter that filled the air.

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