Aiglon's Round Square Committee has been busy this term! The committee has prepared an overview of their recent projects and upcoming initatives.
With more than 30 students active in the Round Square committee this term we have helped to organise and run the Mountain Marathon, Wellbeing Weekend and Spirit Week as well as the first edition of the Aiglon Eliminator game.
In the process we have raised almost CHF3'500 for the Round Square Emergency fund and to support Aiglon's planned service projects to Thailand, Kenya and Russia. We have further been accepted to participate in the International Youth Summit in Transylvania (online) in March with five students and one member of staff as we are planning to attend a “live” Round Square conference in South Africa in October next year.
In an attempt to earn the international GREEN FLAG award for Aiglon we have chosen "Sustainable Food" to be the theme for the Eco-Club this year. Currently we are in the process of preparing a food audit, to be held in the winter term, looking in more detail into three areas: the School Restaurant, the Cloud Café and our boarding houses. For this we have members in Aiglon's newly formed Eco-Committee that consists of staff and students.
We have reached out to fellow Round Square schools in Denmark to discuss the benefits of school meditations, in England to share good practice on all sustainability initiatives and in Switzerland to compare notes on how to best run RS committee meetings and which events to put on, in Colombia to try and organise an virtual exchange and in Kenya where we received a moving letter from Starehe's Boys' Centre in Nairobi. Here we have pledged our ongoing support for their scholarship program in a reply letter drafted by members of the Round Square committee.
We have supported the “Bike to work” scheme where staff members during September and October accumulated over 6'000 active kilometres, participated in the international translation day with a poetry translation competition and installed two worm banks in an attempt to make our own compost and support the Junior School's Green Council.
Last but not least the RS wall display in the John Corlette Building informs our community about past, current and future projects. There are discussions of organising a more permanent RS display which will be more visible and accessible to the whole Aiglon community.
We thank you all for your participation and contributions this term, and we look forward to what the winter will bring.