Through the Young Round Square committee at Wentworth, students in Grades 6 and 7 are presented with opportunities to organize, lead, present or participate in various initiatives throughout the year.
Interested students are welcome to attend the YRS Wednesday lunchtime meetings. Committed members are also encouraged to apply to participate in the annual YRS Jasper Leadership conference and other leadership retreat opportunities held during the school year.
Students also take part in local service opportunities, including invasive species pulls organized by the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society, Backpack Buddies food drives, Earth Week, and WE Are Silent.
Young Round Square Wentworth (Grades 6-7) is organized by Ms. Johnson and meet every Wednesday at lunch in Ms. Johnson’s classroom (Learning Commons)
Local Service Projects
Young Round Square students create, organize and lead various service projects throughout the year. Students have been involved in invasive species pulls, Backpack Buddies food collections, Earth Week and WE Are Silent.
Mini WE Day
The Young Round Square Mini WE Day is an annual school wide event inspired by Free the Children’s WE Day. This special assembly is about inspiring youth to have confidence and make a difference in the community and/or world. The event hosts special guests and performers from within Collingwood School and our community.
Jasper Leadership Conference
A small group (12 students) of Young Round Square students from Wentworth travel to the Palisades Stewardship Education Centre in Jasper National Park for a leadership training, team building and service project conference. This trip is an annual event that takes place in the fall and is available to dedicated and passionate Young Round Square members.
YRS Passport Project/Video Diary
Young Round Square students at Collingwood School are encouraged to achieve academic excellence, personally develop through challenges, and take responsibility for themselves and their community. With these goals in mind, the YRS passport project/video diary has been designed to include the Round Square I.D.E.A.L.S. (Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service). This year long project challenges YRS members to become actively involved and reflective on all aspects of Round Square. Students will share their passport project/video diary with teachers, parents and peers by creating their own website or video.
In addition to the school-based opportunities, dedicated and passionate Grade 6/7 YRS members have the opportunity to attend the annual Young Round Square Regional Conference of the Americas. The location of the conference changes annually and focuses on the central themes of the I.D.E.A.L.S. of Round Square. Students have the opportunity to meet and learn from their global peers and participate in a variety of activities ranging from leadership, adventure, service and discussion groups.
Through the Round Square committees at Morven, local opportunities for all ages are available for students to organize, lead or simply participate in initiatives throughout the year.
All students are welcome to the attend the weekly Round Square meetings on Wednesday at lunch and are encouraged to apply to participate in the annual Round Square regional and global conferences (Grades 8-12), international exchanges (Grades 9-12), as well as and global service projects in Belize and India (Grades 10-12). Local service opportunities, for all ages, include shoreline clean-ups, Backpack Buddies, recycling bottle drives, Earth Week and Hungry for Change.
Please join our weekly meetings or visit our websites for more information on the opportunities mentioned above:
- Young Round Square Morven (Grades 8-9) is organized by Ms. Weiss and meets Wednesdays at lunch in the Middle School Key Room:www.youngroundsquaremorven.weebly.com
- Senior Round Square (Grades 10-12) is organized by Ms. Field and meets Wednesdays at lunch in the Biology Lab:www.collingwoodroundsquare.weebly.com
International Service Projects
Our senior students have the option to participate in a life-changing service project. With a commitment to serving communities who face challenges in accessing health care, education and proper nutrition, our students give their time working in collaboration with the people of Belize and Rajasthan to create sustainable and positive changes within their community. We travel to Belize in November and India during March Break, and both projects are open to students in Grades 10-12.
Young Round Square students at Morven have the opportunity to be involved in a two-day leadership institute in the fall at Cheakamus Centre in Brackendale, BC. While at this institute, students develop and expand their knowledge of leadership skills and styles as well as start developing possible projects that YRS could be involved in throughout the year.
Local Service Projects
Throughout the year, both Young and Senior Round Square provide leadership opportunities for our students to create and organize various service projects. Some examples include Shoreline Clean-up, Poinsettia Fundraiser, Coats for Cold, Hungry for Change, Project Refresh and Earth Week. Students are encouraged to come to the weekly meetings with their own project ideas. The Round Square students are always keen to get involved with student-run projects, either in a leadership manner or to help out and be involved in the experience.
Each year, Collingwood School sends a delegation of students to the Round Square Regional Conference. There is a separate conference for students in Grades 8-9 and Grades 10-12. The location of the conference changes annually and focuses on the central themes of the IDEALS of Round Square. Students have the opportunity to meet and learn from their North and South American peers and participate in a variety of activities ranging from adventure, service and discussion groups.
Each year, Collingwood School sends a delegation of four senior students to the Round Square International Conferences. The location of the conference changes annually and focuses on the central themes of the IDEALS of Round Square. Students have the opportunity to meet and learn from their international peers and participate in a variety of activities ranging from adventure, service and discussion groups.