Educational insights

A Postcard from Scotch Oakburn College – Backyard All Aussie Adventures

For our postcard, the students at Scotch Oakburn College shared experiences of how we are all staying active in our backyards, gardens or lounge rooms during lockdown. We invited participants to compare and contrast how students in different parts of the world were keeping active. During the zoom session we shared stories, images and videos. We also discussed ideas in small groups and even got moving. The initiative proved to be a great opportunity to meet young people from around the world and share the variety of our experiences.

Lakefield Adventures Abroad! Preparing our Outgoing “Explorers” for the Exchange Experience

Lakefield College School offers students the opportunity to take part in two types of exchanges, through either the full-term, Grade 10 Exchange Program or the three-week, March Break Language Exchange Program. Our membership in Round Square makes it possible for our Grade 10 students to participate in – typically 6 to 10 weeks – exchanges with students from over two-hundred potential partner schools in more than fifty countries around the world.

RKK’S Convivial Conclave

The Conclave was a purely student-oriented event. The school empowered its student community to plan, organised and execute a variety of activities to share with other schools throughout this collaboration. The Conclave was a variety of interactive sessions and inquisitive and passionate discussions on various subjects ranging from Time travel to the Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. The various activities helped the students to think beyond the “normal”. Overall, it was a student empowering and team building event and enabled students to venture through their different potentials.

DAIS “3L – Leisure Learning in Lockdown” Collaboration

Amidst the COVID-19 lock-down, the Dhirubhai Ambani International School hosted a student-led collaboration of online activities every week with other schools in the South Asia and Gulf Region. Around 120 students from 14 Round Square schools participated in four weeks of interesting, engaging and productive online sessions. Comprising of art and craft, dance, fitness, singing, and cookery, these activities are created to be as enjoyable and interactive as possible to traverse the boundaries of lock down.

Birla Public School (Vidya Niketan)’s “Bliss Yoga” Collaboration

To help celebrate International Yoga Day on the 21st June, Birla Public School (Vidya Niketan) hosted a virtual yoga class. With social distancing measures adopted by countries to fight the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 theme for International Yoga Day was “Yoga for Health – Yoga a Home”. Thirty-four Round Square Schools took part working through a series of basic yoga-asanas with the aim to use yoga and mindfulness to improve their focus while developing a lifelong awareness of the importance of their physical and emotional health.

Art Project: Face portraits at Aubrick School

The face portraits project is a regular activity that is done with our 4-year-olds groups annually as a part of the art and language curriculum. At the same time, it interweaves with the school’s Social & Emotional Learning initiatives that promote well being and self acceptance. During several weeks the children were exposed to different artworks by renowned artists, such as Frida Khalo, Van Gogh and Picasso. Along with getting acquainted with famous artists’ work, they were presented with artwork proposals in order to practice their observation skills and their ability to draw faces.