Bedales joins global network of like-minded schools

Posted on 17th January 2020

Bedales has been accepted into the Round Square network following successful completion of the organisation’s assessment process.

Round Square is an international network of schools in 50 countries inspired by the educational philosopher Kurt Hahn, who was a correspondent of Bedales founder John Badley, and who himself founded schools based on experiential learning principles. The Bedales ethos has a great deal of resonance with the six ‘Ideals’ of Round Square, which are Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service.

Membership of the network will provide a broad range of new opportunities for Bedales students to connect with other holistically minded students around the world, and participate in short term exchanges with schools in other countries.

Magnus Bashaarat, Head of Bedales, commented:

“I am delighted that Bedales has been accepted into the Round Square network. At a time when our students face a more inward-looking post-Brexit Britain, our membership will create new opportunities to discover and embrace shared understanding and differences between countries and cultures and promote lasting understanding and respect. We look forward to developing our provision across all the Round Square Ideals, for example in volunteering. I am particularly keen to discuss how member schools are approaching sustainability so that we can work collectively with them to enhance our natural environment and be part of a global drive for inclusive, healthier and sustainable communities.

For more information about the Round Square organisation, see here: www.roundsquare.org.