News from our delegation in Ecuador for the Round Square International Service Big Build Project.
"There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less."
Round Square schools share a passion for experiential learning and work to ensure that students have every opportunity to achieve in ways and to levels beyond their perceived limits. Round Square believes that in order to prepare for adult life, young people must be encouraged to discover and embrace the similarities and differences between cultures and nationalities in ways that promote meaningful and lasting understanding, tolerance and respect.
The Round Square approach doesn’t focus on what is taught but rather how learning takes place. It recognizes that learning is most effective when it is practical, cross-cultural and collaborative, and when it is infused through a broad spectrum of inter, extra and co-curricula activities.
Each year, Marvelwood sends a delegation to the Round Square International Conference. Students who will be 16-19 during the year of the conference are eligible. The 2018 conference will be in Canada, hosted by three schools: Lower Canada College, Ashbury College, and Appleby College. Marvelwood has been assigned to Ashbury College. The dates for the conference are September 26- October 3. Students interested in representing Marvelwood at the conference should apply by January 12, 2018 (see Resources folder at right).
The Big Build
Round Square sponsors two international service projects each year. Participation in a Round Square Big Build Project is a great way for young adults to learn about global citizenship, community engagement, develop a deeper understanding of the world’s problems and experience a new culture. Marvelwood students may apply through Round Square to participate in the July 2019 project in Morocco and the December 2019 project in Borneo.
The 180 schools of Round Square create a vast network of student exchange opportunities, including during the summer months.
Two Marvelwood student delegates and two faculty members attended the 51st annual Round Square International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
Four Marvelwood student delegates attended the 50th Annual Round Square International Conference at Aiglon College in Switzerland.