Nepal experience inspires students

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Nepal experience inspires students

Four Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School students embarked on an adventure of a lifetime thanks to the Round Square programme.

The four girls spent two weeks in a remote, poverty stricken village with 46 other students from around the world to help rebuild parts of a school destroyed by an earthquake in 2015.

It was the first ever RSIS Big Build Project in Kathmandu, Nepal which ran from 9 December to 23 December 2016. The focus was on leadership development and gave the students a new perspective on life.

Head Girl Amber Anderson said interacting with the children was particularly rewarding.

"I found I loved being around children and playing with them. I really connected with the locals," Amber said.

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School is a full regional member of the Round Square Organisation, which is founded on the philosophy that a student’s education is so much more than what occurs in the classroom; it also encompasses life experiences and opportunities. Round Square is based upon six pillars or IDEALS: Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service; and we encourage all students to consider being involved to help broaden their knowledge and understanding of the community and world in which they live.

The Round Square office is now taking applications for this year's RSIS Big Build Project in Vietnam. Visit the Round Square page for more information.