On the 22nd of December, the Estonian Business School High School’s Christmas Ball was celebrated in the school’s assembly hall. The idea of a Christmas Ball was born in 2014 during a student council meeting and the Ball was held for the second time in 2015. Preparations for the ball started in autumn. Some student council members were divided into a ball management team, which had to take care of everything – starting from decorating the assembly hall and ending with catering and performers. Despite the fact that everybody in the ball management team was busy, the preparations had to also be made by the guests. Starting from the 15th of December, led by P.E teacher Eva Püvi and 11th grade student Hanna-Britt Lümat, a short course in ballroom dances was held for all high school students.
The Christmas Ball started at 6 o’clock and the first hour and a half were filled with the formal part. The formal part included EBS High School’s principal Kersti Uudlas’ speech and also the rewarding of the best students, noticeable achievements in sport and the winners of the pop quiz, which took place the day before the ball. After the principal’s speech it was time for student council president, Aune Marjapuu’s speech and tribute. In addition to speeches and tributes, two musical performances were also held. The hosts of the evening were two 11th grade students Rico Wilson and Rebecca Põldma.
The Formal part ended with a meal brake while the performers Keli Uustani and her band set themselves ready.
One of the most exciting events for the students was the prince and princess competition. The winners turned out to be two 12th grade students Erle Vainjärv and Georg Nõmm.
The night ended with a big lottery. The prizes included theatre tickets and snacks.
EBS High Schools Christmas Ball is becoming a tradition and despite the fact that the ball has only been held twice, it’s seen to be happening every year.
Our sponsors for the ball were Estonian Business School, Tallinna Tudengimaja, Tallinna Linnateater, BalSnack, Imeline Teadus, Kirjastus Canopus.
Translator: Rebecca Põldma
Editor: Kärt Mättikas