Saturday, September 22, 2012

Schools help students make the world their oyster.

Martha Perry graduated from St. Clement’s School in Toronto less than two decades ago, but in that time, there’s been a world of change.

“In my day, we weren’t even encouraged to go out on field trips,” she says. Today, Perry, now the principal of St. Clement’s, not only allows her students to leave the school grounds — she encourages them to leave the country.

As a member of Round Square, an international organization of about 80 schools worldwide, St. Clement’s gives students the opportunity to volunteer overseas, participate in international exchanges and attend global conferences. Since beginning their membership 10 years ago, the school has sent 279 students overseas to participate in international programs.

“Schools are looking into creating opportunities for students to really look beyond their own environment. Over time there’s been a broadening of the understanding of global learning,” says Perry.

Read more on the Toronto Star website>>


  1. Nathaniel FlindonNovember 22, 2012 1:58 AM

    This is a positive experience for all the parties involved. Students gets to see the world and see culture while they spread the message of hope through humanitarian practices. I remember my time with jordan tours, where I volunteered as a nutritionist.

  2. Just a ticket from airphilexpress and I can't wait to start my globetrotting journey and change the world one step at a time. I guess, people should start doing their part in promoting sustainable development.


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