Round Square International Conference 2022

We are very excited to be a host for the International Round Square Conference 2022, which sees 1200 students from around the world coming to the UK. 

“This is the first time we are hosting an event of such magnitude and we hope to offer all the students coming here a very warm welcome and a fantastic experience at Latymer,” said Mr Emerson, Latymer’s Deputy Head, Academic, who is responsible for the event. “We’ve been part of Round Square for many years now and enjoy the vibrant network of 180 Round Square schools in 50 countries around the world, all of whom share a world-class approach to character education. We feel that Round Square is an incredibly important platform for encouraging our young people to be courageous and compassionate leaders of the future,”  he added. “Round Square endorses and promotes the IDEALS – values of Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service within education – all of which really chime with the values and ethos of our school. We are really proud to be celebrating cultural diversity and connection, particularly at this time when the world is feeling increasingly polarised.”

The first part of the conference will see Latymerians join students from schools around the UK and the world congregate at Oxford University. On Thursday international students will start arriving at Latymer. On Friday there will be a focus on ‘Service, Environmentalism & Internationalism’ with a series of show and tell lessons in the morning followed by volunteering opportunities the school has organised with TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) in the afternoon. On Saturday Latymer’s Head of History, Mr White, will be giving a presentation on the history of London, followed by a boat tour on the Thames, a treasure hunt, and then a Gala Dinner. On Sunday students will then head home. 

16 Sixth Formers (most of whom are pictured here with the Head, Mr Goodhew, Mr Emerson and Ms Desmons) have been selected to be ‘Baraza Leaders’: Sabrine, Lucas, Jessica, Tavishi, Esme, Sasha, Pascale, Abigail, Ifedolapo, Louise, Afua, Mollie, Sanna, Klara, Caitlin, Christian and Sasha. They will take on the role of leadership with special responsibilities in the run up to and during the conference. They will also be representing the School throughout the Conference as well as taking on additional organiser roles in Oxford and back at Latymer. School Captain and Baraza Leader, Christian, said: “I feel really privileged to be a Baraza Leader. I’ve attended conferences in previous years in different countries around the world, so it feels really special to be hosting it in the UK and here at Latymer.”

Author: carolineroberts

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