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RSIC2023 – Thank you to our hosts and thank you for coming!

A huge thank you to Brookhouse Schools, on behalf of all delegates who attended last week’s Round Square International Conference 2023 – The New Africa – in Nairobi, Kenya. Feedback from both student and adult delegates has been fantastic, and is testament to Brookhouse School’s meticulous planning and warm hospitality. Particular thanks go to all of the Student Steering Committee Members, Baraza Leaders, and Conference Committees across the Karen and Runda Campuses, as well as to the adult organiser teams, led by John, Willie, Joseph, Clara, Moses, Katrina, Eric, Emily, Ann, Anpurna, Steve, Graham, and Andy.

Jack Pead: Ivanhoe Grammar School (2006), Senior Business Development Manager

Jack Pead started at Ivanhoe Grammar School in Melbourne in Grade 5. He graduated in 2006 and in that year, served as Captain of School. Jack was deeply influenced by the philosophy of Ivanhoe which has been a part of Round Square since 1996. That philosophy, centred on character and experiential learning, has helped inform his worldview in the areas of adventure, the environment, and particularly his love of international and intercultural learning. This in turn has helped shape Jack’s personal and professional life.

Vihaan Agarwal wins the 2023 Kurt Hahn Prize with a remarkable invention

Today would have been the 137th birthday of Kurt Hahn, the man whose ideas about education inspired the creation of Round Square. To mark the occasion, we are delighted to announce the winner of our annual Kurt Hahn Prize, which recognises exceptional acts of service to others. The 2023 prize will be presented to Vihaan Agarwal from The Shri Ram School, Aravali, in India, who invented a glove that assists partially paralysed people to communicate through small finger movements using sensors to facilitate rudimentary sign language.