Posted on June 17th 2019
Year 12 gives talk at Wallace Collection
On Saturday 1st of June Rowida from HASJW in Year 12 gave a lively talk combining her interest in politics history and art. A novelist and member of the programme, Lynda Waterhouse, who trains students for the project wrote her perspective:
'Rowida agreed to take part in the Teen Outset project at very short notice. Like the previous students from Harris St John's Wood (CJ, Naima and Elmo) she was full of ideas and quickly put her own individual stamp on the talk. Rowida was interested in politics and art and talked with ease and confidence about Benjamin Franklin, the French Revolution and how, like the female artist Vigee le Brun, it must feel to be an exile from your own country for many years. The object that was the closest to her heart was a fourteenth century mosque lamp from Cairo which she talked about with passion and knowledge. There were a couple of academics who had come to the talk and I was so impressed by the way Rowida responded to their questions and the insights that she gave back to them! Rowida was also fun to work with and I will never forget her joke Subway sandwich order!
My thanks to Rowida for stepping in so brilliantly to represent the school at such a prestigious event.