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Round Square

RS webRound Square is a global network of 200 innovative schools, in 50 countries and on six continents, that share a passion for experiential learning and character education. Based around the six IDEALS of Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service, membership in the Round Square network offers schools a framework for excellence and continuous improvement, collaborative opportunities and shared experiences with like-minded peers from around the world.

BHS became a Global member of the Round Square organisation in 2005, following an extensive external assessment, and is the only school in Bermuda to offer its students access to this internationally acclaimed programme. 

As a Round Square member school, the benefits for students are enormous. Not only can they participate in exchanges, conferences and service projects abroad, but the tenets of the six IDEALS root their education in an international context, shaping them into global citizens well before they leave Bermuda, to further their education abroad.

Over the past 12 years, students have travelled to Thailand, India, Cambodia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Australia, Peru, Costa Rica, Ecuador,  Guatemala, USA, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, England and Scotland on conferences, student exchanges, and service projects. Close to 300 students have benefitted from a RS trip or exchange since 2005.

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Round Square Awards
Kurt Hahn Commendation

For the first time this year, BHS nominated students for the prestigious Kurt Hahn Award, which is given to a student or students in recognition of an exceptional act of service to others, immediate or long term, either within or without the school community. 

KURT HAHNRecent graduates, Lea Grandisson, Lauren Mendes, Grace McNamara, Isabella Wright and Madison Quig were nominated for their work on their Solar Panel Legacy Project which raised money to purchase solar panels for BHS. The judging panel was very impressed by their work, viewing it both as a "thoughtful legacy from the class of 2019 and a meaningful contribution to the Innovation Centre build". They felt it was a great example of how students can engage with – and design and lead an aspect of – a strategic school initiative.

King Constantine Medal 

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This medal is presented to an individual or group of individuals from within the school community, who has/have done unusual and outstanding service work and have thereby supported and promoted the ideals of Round Square. The most recent winners of this award from BHS were Brianna Mendes '17 and Carolyn Soares '16 who were nominated for their work in creating the first BHS Careers Fair and for implementing it successfully. Read below for the nomination letter for Brianna: is a great resource for more information on the organisation.