See some ways in which King's Academy has been putting the Round Square IDEALS into action at the school:
King’s Academy actively fosters and encourages global understanding through exchange trip opportunities which are offered throughout the year. In addition to sending students to different parts of South Africa and Japan, the school has hosted students from India, South Africa and Australia.
The Academy has also participated in annual international conferences across the globe in countries including the United Kingdom, South Africa, India and Kenya.
In its commitment to environment protection and sustainability, King’s Academy has launched numerous environmental initiatives with the ultimate goal of becoming a “green” school. Since joining the Eco-Schools, King’s has taken on a range of projects in the local community, which have grown to include regular street clean-ups with Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME), tree planting with the Royal Society for Conservation of Nature, raising climate change awareness through 350.org’s “Drops of Hope” initiative, a recycle bin launch in partnership with the Greater Amman Municipality and an awareness campaign for the coral ecosystems in Aqaba with the Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS).
The Round Square Office at King’s Academy provides community members with opportunities to discover another side of Jordan through a range of local hikes in which environmental trips are often integrated. Explorers experience cultural immersion upon visiting historic and archaeological sites such as the Dead Sea, Petra and Jerash, and witness the natural beauty of the kingdom’s green and desert valleys, including Wadi Rum, Wadi Mujib, Wadi Zarqa Ma’in and Wadi Musa.
In 2012 and 2013, King’s Academy joined forces with The Doon School in India on three international service projects: two Himalayan service treks and a school service project in Dehra Dun.