Year 8 Students present to International Round Square Virtual Conference


23 July, 2020


Over the past two months, three Year 8 students have been involved in an online Round Square conference run by CheongShim Academy in South Korea. This was designed to replace the cancelled physical event that these students were to attend in March of this year, along with 5 others. Students from Singapore, South Korea, India, the USA and Australia have presented on the theme of the conference: “Reverence for the Past and Aspirations for the future” as it relates to their home environment. On Thursday, it was the turn of Scotch Oakburn College and Amelia Corrigan, Rory Dick and Ella Fischer provided an outstanding snapshot of the past, present and future of our island state. The student leaders of CheongShim Academy hosted the Zoom presentation at which our student presented. Amelia, Rory and Ella addressed the conference theme by presenting on the following:

  • One of the oldest continuous cultures on earth – Indigenous Tasmanians.
  • The colonisation of Tasmania some 220 years ago
  • The key aspects of the Tasmanian Economy, focusing on Tourism
  • The story of the island’s iconic animal: The Tasmanian Devil and the challenges it is facing.

It was a pleasure working with these three Year 8 students in the lead up to this presentation and I would like to commend them for their efforts in the presentation of their speeches and the accompanying visuals. The final product proved to be a very engaging, mature presentation.

Stuart Walls
Round Square Representative

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