We were very excited to be a part of the Round Square conference which was held at Hissar, Haryana. The conference started on September 1st and ended on the 3rd. Students from both Grades 6 and 7 attended the event. There were a total of ten students – Johanna, Shoshanna, Saakshi, Stuthi, Indraneel, and Shefali from Grade 7 and Azra, Aadya, Rosanna and Sahil from Grade 6. The two teachers who accompanied us were Mr Colin and Ms Gayathri. With eager anticipation, on the morning of August 31st, we took a flight to Delhi. From Delhi, it was a four hour drive to Hissar. The bus ride was very enjoyable as we all were singing and having a good time. We reached Vidya Devi Jindal School in the evening. We had our ice breaking session wherein we were introduced to the other schools. The next day was the first day of the conference, where we had the inaugural ceremony and the first key note speaker, who was very inspiring. After that we had our barazza session, where we were split into groups and had discussions and played games. In the evening, we had sports activities which were fun and adventurous.
On the second day of the conference, we visited Hissar’s local museum where we could see several artefacts. In the afternoon, we had a session by the second key note speaker which was very interactive and interesting! In the evening, we visited the MG Mall. We went to the game zone and had a blast bumper karting! We played a variety of games and saw a short 9D movie too! We ate dinner at the Mall and then went back to the school.
On the last day of the conference, we went to an area and helped to clean it up. Later in the day, we also hosted a sports meet for a government school. In the evening, delegates were asked to come dressed as International Leaders and speak like them. Indraneel and I (Shefali), dressed as American leaders – Kennedy and Obama and spoke on their policies. It went well and we were appreciated for our efforts. At night, there was a DJ; we all danced and had a great time. The next day, we left for the airport and took a flight back to Bangalore. When we reached, we all were happy to be home. Overall, the conference was exciting and proved to be a great learning experience.