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Philosophy and origins of the Round Square
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The educational philosophy prevailing in the Round Square schools was developed by Dr Kurt Hahn. The catastrophe of WWI moved Hahn to form a novel formative approach, based on providing children with the stimuli, responsibility and ethics to proudly and effectively support their community, while developing individual strengths.

This was materialized through an all-encompassing curriculum, additional responsibilities for students, and the opportunity to encounter realistic situations from a young age.

King Constantine worked hard with Jocelin Winthrop Young to continue Dr Hahn's legacy. In 1966, they decided to form an association of schools which would become Round Square. A year later, His Majesty chaired the first meeting, which comprised of seven schools. Today, Round Square embraces 43 schools worldwide, -another ten are in the process of becoming member schools- and has been involved in numerous charity and community projects. His Majesty is Patron and Chairman of the association. Other Patrons include Nelson Mandela, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, HRH the Duke of York and Kevan Gosper, a Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee.

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