Round Square is a worldwide network of innovative schools spread across 40 countries in five continents.
The Round Square approach guides students into becoming well-rounded, informed, responsible, principled and confident global citizens. Programs and activities are based on Internationalism, Democracy, Environmental Stewardship, Adventure, Leadership and Service.
We take pride in our active participation in the Regional Conferences. Our students have been going frequently to events held in various cities. Students from different schools also have been hosted by BIS for both the Young Round Square and Round Square conferences.
The evening of 12th Feb 2015, saw BIS hosting the Round Square conference, “Vrittanta – Risking the Mundane” with delegates from six schools across the country. They were accorded a warm traditional welcome in the true Indian style with Aarti and tikka. Ice breaking sessions of games and music and the Science Curiosity Show were the highlights of Day 1.
Day 2 commenced with the formal inauguration of the conference by lighting the lamp, an invocation dance of the five elements, March Past by the participating delegates and the Chief Guest’s key note address. Barazza or the theme based discussion sessions and team building activities took up most of the day, while a colourful cultural program by the guest schools kept every one engaged in the evening.
“Adventure” being the theme, nearly 120 students and 40 staff members set off from Lemon Tree Hotel at 5:30 AM on Day 3. The task at hand was to scale the daunting Siddharabetta peak, situated off Tumkur in the outskirts of Bangalore. They assembled at the base camp at 8 AM and reached the summit at 10:30 AM. It was indeed a very exhilarating experience for both the young and the not-so-young with the rush of adrenalin. It was here that the delegates put together the conference statement. After relaxing in the Lemon Tree Hotel's swimming pool, the delegates were entertained by a program put together by the STUDCO.
The four - day conference culminated with a Martial Arts dance by BIS students and the lowering of the flags. It was mixed emotions for all of us; happy to have made new friends, but sad to bid adieu. We are sure that our students will be making many more new friends in the forthcoming Round Square conferences.