International OutlookWestfield is an elected member of Round Square, a world-wide association of schools which share a commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development, responsibility and international understanding through service, challenge and adventure.
Senior students, teachers, heads and governors meet annually at an international conference hosted by a member school. In recent years we have attended conferences in India, Canada, Australia, Germany, Kenya and the USA as well as the UK. The conference provides a valuable exchange of ideas and an opportunity to make lasting friendships.
There are also opportunities for younger students to participate in Junior and Young Round Square conferences aimed specifically at their own age groups and usually held in the UK or Europe.
Westfield students regularly go on exchange and visit other Round Square schools as far afield as Botswana, British Columbia, South Africa and Australia as well as regular European exchanges.
Students may participate in Round Square International Service projects in the developing world. Current projects are in India, Thailand and Kenya. They may also take part in expeditions organised by other Round Square schools. Girls have participated in laying on a water supply to a village in Thailand as well as participating in Round Square International Service Projects to Honduras, India, Kenya and Cambodia.
The Comenius Project
Since the start of the 2012-13 academic year, Westfield School Junior House has been engaged in a multilateral COMENIUS Partnership. This involves the whole school community in a project entitled "Our World From My Window" along with other children aged 3 to 11 in our partner schools in Germany and France. This project is financed by the European Commission through the British Council.
Examples of the work produced both in the classrooms and outdoor can be seen on the Junior House International Outlook section of the website.