All over the world people will be exchanging gifts, cards and flowers on the 14th February.
What makes this day, a day of romance? Its origins date back to ancient Rome, an unusual festival called Lupercalia and two Christian martyrs called Valentine.
Today it’s all a lot more light-hearted and fun. It’s a chance to honour and spoil the one you love and perhaps, an opportunity to attract the interest of someone you admire from afar…
Why don’t we extend this celebration of love? It doesn’t have to be restricted to romantic love, but is an opportunity to celebrate our colleagues, communities and fellow South Africans. IQ Academy is a community in itself. We, the staff, are proud and supportive of our IQ Academy ‘family’ and that extends to our incredible students who are working hard towards a better future.
One of the greatest gifts we can give to our loved ones is to value ourselves and to strive to be the best version of ourselves possible. “Loving yourself includes investing in your education. We support your goals and will be with you every step of the way.” – IQ Academy Academic staff.
Happy Valentine’s Day from the IQ Academy staff!
Author: Kim Elliott
Editor: Ashley Cocks / Zethu Mthimkulu