Remembering an inspirational educationalist

Feb 27, 2024 | Music & Performing Arts, News

Our young choristers had the honour of singing at the Thanksgiving Service for the Life of His Majesty King Constantine II of the Hellenes on Tuesday, 27 February, attended by Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family.

The service was of particular and poignant significance to us as a school thanks to our membership of Round Square, a vibrant network of over 250 schools in 50 countries which share a commitment to character education and experiential learning built around six ideals drawn from the theories of the educationalist Kurt Hahn: International Understanding, Democracy, Environmental Stewardship, Adventure, Leadership and Service.

His Majesty King Constantine chaired the first meeting of the seven schools that would form the Round Square movement, named after the building at Gordonstoun where the first conference took place in 1967. For half a century, His close involvement continued, first as Chair, and later as President of Round Square, and over that time, countless students have participated in international conferences, service projects, exchange visits, classroom collaborations and a range of other activities which we, as a school, continue to benefit from today.