Savremena Gimnazija student Nađa Pevac – the winner of the competition My collage speaks French

The senior year student of Savremena Gimnazija Nađa Pevac won the first prize at the competition My collage speaks French, organised by the Department of the Romance languages of the Faculty of Philology and Arts in Kragujevac. Our student’s mentor was her French teacher Aleksandra Pavlović.

On the occasion of the 200 anniversary of Charles Baudelaire’s birth, secondary school students were invited to create collages inspired by poem Albatross. Students were expected to make their works using the collage technique, either by selecting collage software or manually, by pasting fragments on the hard base.

Nađa Pevac’s collage was ranked as the best based on the number of likes given by undergraduates and secondary school students on the Instagram account of the Department of the Romance languages. You can view Nađa’s work here.

This competition has provided me space for development

Competitions and numerous interdisciplinary activities provide fantastic opportunity for developing versatile skills, crucial for each individual’s growth. Thus, this competition My collage speaks French has given me the chance to grow in both, artistic development and approach to a specific topic while understanding deeper emotional and symbolic meaning of literary works. Given that the competition was devoted to famous French poet Charles Boudelaire and his poem Albatross, making the collage proved to be great technique for revealing inner symbolism of this poem and the valuable school for developing further my skills. This competition is one of the most important and most beautiful, educational segments that form my puzzle of valuable experiences, said Nađa Pevac upon receiving her award.

I am extremely pleased and proud to be the parent of a Savremena student. During my first encounter with the school management, when I asked about my child’s potential enrolment, I saw how much love, enthusiasm and professionalism you put in your work. I was impressed by your approach, ideas and methods. I couldn’t believe something like this existed in our country! It doesn’t take long to realise that this is a school you would recommend to everyone. Creativity, modern technology, top-quality education, and most of all, the humaneness that can be seen throughout the school, make it truly different and worthy of its name – Savremena Gimnazija. With such an approach, the success of this school and, consequently, our children’s success, is unavoidable. Congratulations! Jelena Đorđević, Andrija’s mum
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