15 May 2017 Read: 192
Stanford Lake College is proud to have been selected to be featured in Cambridge University’s new publication, ‘Innovation 800’, which celebrates innovation in education. This publication celebrates schools and Universities from throughout the world that are leading the development and delivery of innovative educational programmes. The publication celebrates the development and successes of both the ‘Dream an’ Do’ outdoor education programme, as well as the newly implemented ‘Round Square Discovery Framework’ Character Education programme (RSDF) both of which are delivered in the junior (Grade 8 & 9) years at the College.
The positive impact on students is such that Mr Carolan, the College Headmaster, was recently invited by Round Square International to deliver a Keynote talk in Hong Kong to leading international schools about the implementation and successes of the RSDF. After the positive response and feedback from his Hong Kong talk, Mr Carolan has subsequently been asked to deliver this talk in London in June and will, at the same time, meet with the Cambridge University Education faculty in June to look at further ways Stanford Lake College can collaborate with them in this regard.
The RSDF and ‘Dream an’ Do’ Outdoor programmes focus on developing key skills in the students; these skills were identified by Forbes, the world-renowned global media company who focus on learning, business and leadership, as the key skills in determining success both at University and in life beyond.
The twelve skills which form the basis of the RSDF are introduced and developed throughout the Grade 8 and 9 years at the College, and include characteristics such as; Tenacity, Courage, Self-awareness, Inquisitiveness, Ability to solve problems, an Appreciation for Diversity, Communication skills and Teamwork. Students and staff measure themselves against these characteristics to ensure they are constantly improving so that they may eventually become the business leaders of the future.
Stanford is also one of only fifteen South African schools who have been invited to be part of Cambridge University’s inaugural ‘Education and Sustainability Leadership Programme’ being hosted in Cape Town over the July holidays. The aim of this Conference is to develop programmes in our schools which will help educate our young people to be Global Sustainable Leaders of the future. As an Internationally minded school, Stanford Lake College also prides itself on developing young minds who are environmentally aware and who will contribute in a positive way to the sustainable future of our country and to the world beyond.
Stanford is extremely proud and excited to be associated with Cambridge University, a global leader in tertiary education, as well as Round Square International and look forward to developing on-going links with them and other Universities, which will no doubt continue to benefit both their students and staff in the future.