Standfordians visit the Maasai

20 March 2017  Read: 723

 

A group of seven pupils from Stanford Lake College were selected to attend the annual Round Square Junior Conference in Kenya this year. Their trip was concluded in February and the group were accompanied by Ms Marmari Pieterse and Mr Izak Vollgraaff.

Round Square is a non-profit membership network, registered as a charity in the United Kingdom and governed by a Board under the Presidency of His Majesty King Constantine.

Currently, there are 150 Round Square member-schools across the globe representing a student capacity of roughly 90,000 and a teacher/management workforce of around 7,500.

In 1966, King Constantine of the Hellenes, a former pupil of the Anavryta school in Greece, chaired a meeting of the first seven schools that would form the association, later named after the Round Square building at Gordonstoun, where the first conference took place in 1967.

The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Mtu Ni Watu’ which means “No man is an island” in Swahili and was centred around the delegates’ responsibility toward our planet and their place in the world at present.

Following the conference formalities, the group toured the Maasai Mara National Reserve where they experienced the culture of the world famous Maasai warriors.

 
 
 
 

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