Feeling nervous & expectant I couldn’t quite believe the day had finally arrived when I would change from a student to a ‘Homeopath’. The location was perfect, The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club at Plymouth, on The Hoe and we were blessed with beautiful sunny weather, if a little blustery.
The college flags fluttered welcomingly in the wind to all our friends, family, fellow students & staff. When everyone was assembled our Principal, Mike, welcomed everyone and made our special day even more perfect by his personalised ‘ode’, which said something humorous and personal about each of us & our ‘journey’ to become LCCH. As our names were called for each of us to go and accept our certificates it was both an ending and a beginning. I felt so fortunate that in attending The Contemporary College my graduation day was not tinged by fear or trepidation that from now on I would be treating and prescribing on my own. Instead I felt ready and confident that I had been given the ‘tools to do the job’ & I know that all of us who graduated that day felt the same. The two years of clinic experience to back up the thorough grounding of theory had resulted in all of us feeling ready for whatever lay ahead. We also knew that if we ever needed it the college would be there for us to turn to for support.
After the presentations we all celebrated with bubbly & cake and had photos taken followed by a picnic around Smetons Tower. It was an amazing day made better by sharing it with all of those who had supported and mentored us during our four years at the college. The spirit of the college is probably best illustrated by the fact that virtually all of the previous 4th year attended our graduation.
The graduation of the Class of 2010 was over & we all left feeling, tired yet proud and looking forward to the beginning of our journey as Homeopaths.