Ex­change helps to en­rich ideas

South Western Times - - News -

IN its lat­est ef­fort to broaden the ed­u­ca­tional and per­sonal lives of stu­dents, Bun­bury Cathe­dral Gram­mar School has par­tic­i­pated in its sec­ond year of ex­change un­der the Round Square Pro­gram.

Founded on the phi­los­o­phy that a stu­dent’s ed­u­ca­tion should ex­tend be­yond the con­fines of a class­room, the pro­gram re­cip­ro­cally ex­changed four Year 6 stu­dents from Bun­bury Cathe­dral Gram­mar School and Can­berra’s Rad­ford Col­lege.

Round Square pri­mary school co­or­di­na­tor Ge­off Dun­bar said it was a great op­por­tu­nity for the stu­dents to ex­pe­ri­ence some­thing to­tally dif­fer­ent in a whole new en­vi­ron­ment.

Bun­bury Cathe­dral Gram­mar School Year 6 stu­dent Tom Of­fer said his time in Can­berra ear­lier this month was an ed­u­ca­tional and fun ex­pe­ri­ence.

“It was great to learn about other States and we have made some good friends along the way as well,” he said.

Rad­ford Col­lege Year 6 stu­dent Zimita Lyras found it in­ter­est­ing and ex­cit­ing to com­pare the sim­i­lar­i­ties and dif­fer­ences be­tween the two States.

“In my school we do more on our own and rely on tech­nol­ogy but here there is more fo­cus on books and I like the big ovals and back­yards.”

Photo avail­able at west­pix.com.au Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

Bun­bury Cathe­dral Gram­mar School stu­dents and Can­berra’s Rad­ford Col­lege par­tic­i­pated in a re­cip­ro­cal ex­change pro­gram. Year 6 stu­dents in their host pairs are Heath Shaw and Tom Of­fer, Zim­i­tra Lyras and Leila Hol­ben, Daniella Botha and Josephine Moore-Truswell, and Ni­cole Bauza and Kaitlin Barsby.

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