Round Square Africa Conference for 12-14 year olds hosted by Bridge House School

May 24, 2018 | Girls’ Preparatory | Author: Alison Jennings

The theme for this year’s conference was “African Wonder”.  At a Round Square Conference all the students are divided into Barraza groups led by a student from the hosting school’s college.  The Bridge House team did a fantastic job facilitating the different activities and ensuring that all the students integrated, made new friends and enjoyed a wonderful time.  At each conference a service project is chosen by the host school.  This year the delegates made toys and apparatus for Wemmershoek Primary school and donated books and balls.  On the day of the visit to the school, the delegates taught the children how to use the new apparatus and read stories from the books that had been donated. 

Other highlights included meeting the other delegates during Wonder-lympics, making skate boards with the organisation Sk8 for Gr8, learning the craft of beading, starting each day with Zumba or Crossfit, Wonder-toons - finding your voice through cartooning, collaborating with other delegates to perform at Open Mic Night, developing leadership skills further with Lead4Life and learning more about regenerative farming methods from Farmer Angus.  On the Sunday, before flying home, we had the opportunity to visit Robben Island with St Constantine’s International School from Tanzania.  This quote captures the essence of a Round Square Conference, “I have loved being part of my Barraza group; it has forced me out of my comfort zone and I have realised it is quite easy and a lot of fun meeting new people and making friends.” Thank you to the parents, of these delegates, for making this opportunity possible for their daughters.  Thank you to Mrs Jennings and Mrs Govender for accompanying the girls.  We look forward to the next Round Square opportunity at the Girls’ Prep.