Pablo Severin (on the left) arrived in Brockwood from Belgium in 1973 as a rebellious teenager, with no understanding of English and no wish to be here. Thinking about it now, he believes his whole life changed for the better that day and it was the teachers and students he met who helped make it happen. On one occasion, the gifted artist and teacher, Jane Hoare, suggested to the students that they try their hand at batik. Along with a few friends, Pablo undertook the ambitious project of copying an Indian batik banner that was in the School. After many mistakes and hours of painstaking work, they recreated an excellent copy of the banner which announces forthcoming dance dramas at Rishi Valley.