Educational insights

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.

Immigration Forum hosted by Nightingale Bamford School

The vision for “The Forum on Immigration to the USA” was to raise awareness about the issue of immigration which German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called “The defining issue of our generation”.It was organized by a Nightingale Bamford Grade 11 (Junior) student, Antonia Brillembourg.It took the form of a Zoom webinar and featured three professors; experts in various aspects of US Immigration history and policy.It lasted 90 minutes and one hundred participants from fifteen RS schools took part. Participants were able to submit questions to the speakers for a response.

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.

Round Square Student Committee Activities during Pandemic 2020

The St Philips Round Square student committee meet every Friday morning and continued to do so through the pandemic. They came together to plan, develop, and promote Round Square, as has historically been the case at the College. The students realised that it was important to continue to connect, although floundering a little to begin with due to the changed learning environment associated with COVID-19. It was recognised that there was a need for the Committee to continue to exercise Leadership to the school community.