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Upper Schoolers Take Part in Round Square Conference in South Africa
Posted 10/02/2017 03:54PM
Five Upper School students are taking part in an international conference in South Africa this week.
Upper Schoolers Dylan Baldauf, Ronak Bhagia, Luke Heitman, Jerry Li and Gigi Pendergrass, along with Global Education Associate Director Katie Kirkland and Upper School Head Eric Hedinger, are attending the Round Square International Conference, themed "Unite to Ignite the Fire Within," in Cape Town Sept. 30-Oct. 5.
PDS is a member of Round Square, a worldwide network of innovative schools in 50 countries across six continents that provides opportunities for students to participate in international service learning projects, studying abroad and attending leadership conferences.
The international conference is co-hosted by three Round Square schools in the Cape Town area. The conference began with a combined program at a convention center before splitting into groups at one of the three host schools — St. George's Gramma School, St. Cyprian's School and Bridge House School.
The gathering also was preceded by a pre-conference experience — a three-day safari component at the Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest game reserves, and a five-day service project at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, a game reserve that focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable and endangered animals.
PDS is hosting the Round Square Regional Conference April 15-21, 2018. Students from Round Square member schools in North, Central and South America will gather at PDS to celebrate the common Round Square IDEALS — Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service.
Learn more about Global Education at PDS.