Building the body and soul through adventure, meeting physical challenge and developing an appreciation of the outdoors: these are all central to Round Square schools. Each school arranges outdoor and extra-curricular activities that challenge and strongly engage students, individually and within groups, in ways that promote personal growth and self-discovery. Round Square also recognises that Adventure is not just about the great outdoors, and that students can develop a strong spirit of adventure and enquiry through setting and then stretching to reach a personal goal in other hobbies and areas of interest.
All Round Square schools are expected to offer activities that foster a spirit of adventure and allow students to discover that they are capable of more than they might have imagined.
A Spirit of Adventure
A spirit of adventure is characterised by those who push themselves beyond their perceived limits, cross boundaries and discover that they are capable of more than they thought. It encompasses preparedness to take risks, face a challenge and persist against the odds and in the face of potential failure.
Willingness to rise to unusual, exciting or frightening experiences is evident, as is a compulsion to set and then stretch to reach a personal goal in any hobby or area of interest. Courage, discipline, tenacity and resilience are foundations on which ambition is built and personal development is achieved.
A person living out a spirit of adventure seeks out opportunities to stretch and push themselves beyond their own perceived abilities and the expectations of others. They are dynamic and driven, thriving on practical, experiential learning, and willing to tenaciously pursue their objective, overcoming setbacks and obstacles along the way.
An appreciation that adventure is a very personal experience, and will mean different things to different people, allows for supportive celebration of others’ achievements in all aspects of life. As such, a readiness to embrace uncertainty, to explore and pioneer in any field is supported and encouraged.