Sue Hopkinson, Assistant Director of Recruitment at the University of Kent was delighted to be invited to attend the RoundSquare International Conference 2011. The conference hosted by Wellington College in October welcomed over 1,000 delegates including students, teachers, and Heads of schools. Students make up the organising committee and they are the focus of the events. Keynote speeches were given by Jasmine Whitbread, the CEO of Save the Children and Colin Jackson, record-breaking hurdler, who gave an inspirational speech and was ‘mobbed’ by students after the session.
RoundSquare describe themselves as, “a worldwide association of schools which share a commitment beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility.”
There are more than 80 schools worldwide in the consortium, including top schools such as Gordonstoun School in Elgin (UK), the Doon School in Dehradun (India), the Regents School in Bangkok (Thailand), United World College of South East Asia (Singapore) and Amman Baccalaureate School (Jordan). To find out more about RoundSquare please visit their website: http://www.roundsquare.org/
The invitation to attend the conference was made as a result of Kent’s involvement with Brookhouse International School, in Nairobi, Kenya. John O’Connor, the Director of Brookhouse, is on the Board of RoundSquare as the Director for Africa. Brookhouse School, will be hosting the Africa conference in April 2012.
Sue said, “The event was a fantastic opportunity to meet with representatives from other international schools such as Westfield School in Newcastle, Amman Baccalaureate School in Jordan, and Chittagong Grammar School in Chittagong, Bangladesh (Mahine Khan, the Head of the Upper School).”