Educational insights

Sustainable Economic Development – Reducing Reliance on Fossil Fuels

Students joined a 4 hour zoom call and was organized to make the students aware of their immediate surroundings, to spur critical thinking and evolve their minds to envision eco-friendly ways to lead their lives while preserving the environment. It gave them an insight into the present situation of our planet and interacting with peers from different parts of the world helped create a sense of solidarity and environmental responsibility amongst the students.

Calgary French and International School – A Discussion of Environmental Issues

We hosted a Zoom discussion about environmentalism with a goal of trying to help raise awareness on how much our environments have changed in the past few years. The changes discussed could be a negative or positive. We also wanted to discuss possible short-term as well as long-term solutions to improve our environments around the world. We talked with students from India, the United States, Canada and Colombia about the differences in our environments from one country to the next and we talked about how contact with nature shaped our lives. We addressed what we could change in our personal life that could have an effect on nature and the environment surrounding us in a positive way, we thought and spoke about how our actions and habits influence how animals live and survive.

A Postcard from Sunbeam School Lahartara – The Music and Mysticism of Banaras

Sunbeam School Lahartara, Varanasi, India got an opportunity to take some of the Round Square members on a journey to unveil the ethos of Banaras. The Round Square Postcard call that was planned for 13-15 age range was a soul stirring experience with an inspiring keynote session, stimulating baraza discussions, meditative musical performances and was a great way to explore the vibrancy and chaotic pleasure of the oldest living city of the world.

Chadwick School and The Athenian School: A Dive Into Californian Culture

Athenian and Chadwick organized a one-hour Postcard of California for other Round Square schools. The agenda for the event was the following:Welcome and introduction of leaders
Presentation about Athenian and Chadwick,
California history and culture
Breakout rooms to discuss 1) how your school is similar/different from the California schools and 2) what stereotypes do people have about people from where you live and how has that affected you
Kahoot questionnaire done in breakout rooms about California

Cela fiesta- a melting pot of diverse Literature

In times like these, with uncertainty surrounding our lives, what we truly need is something that brings us together – not by virtue of our nationality, religion or even language. But by virtue of our passions that shape our lives.Literature is where we must seek our objective. Literature is the medicine for distress. It is the channel for the voiceless. It is truly awe – inspiring, the power of art, to move people, to bring people together – like it has in the fiesta.

Video and pen-pal exchanges across continents

In September 2020 Chadwick International school in California, and Renaissance International School Saigon engaged in a cultural collaboration that saw our students exchanging emails, and creating Flipgrid videos that had them speaking about a wide range of age-appropriate topics in order to learn about students from across the globe. These emails and Flipgrid videos allowed our students to explore the diversity in our student body as well as hone their cross-cultural communication skills.