Gaining Social Consciousness

To me, George School is a community that inspires creativity, fosters leadership, and empowers activism. It is a place where students can learn to be themselves and grow as holistic individuals.

George School students explore their passions, cultivate their ambitions, and realize their fullest potential whether it’s in the classrooms or in arts, sports, or other extracurricular activities. But our education at George School is not just about our own development. It is also about using what we’ve learned to contribute to the advancement of society and social justice.

My experience at George School gave me what I call social consciousness, the ability to understand and empathize with the issues facing society and to take concrete actions to address them. One example of how a George School education empowers students to work to advance social justice is through the theater program. I’ve been involved in seven productions at GS, both as an actor and as a director. And to me, theater at George School is all about giving students a platform to artistically express their thoughts and identities.

Recently, we performed the Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, a show that exposes the true ugliness of homophobia. To me, that production was about making a powerful statement against hate and intolerance in a time when the world is divided by prejudice and political views. In a way, our performance was a form of activism as we used our performance as a medium to channel a message of love and unity, and in doing so, we did our part in the fight against hateful extremism.

Watch his presentation here.

David is a boarding student, prefect, and a member of Student Council.

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