Round Square Explorers discover in themselves the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Their moral courage enables them to act according to conscience and do “what is right” in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, or discouragement.

They readily undertake activities that stretch them beyond their perceived capabilities (viewed by themselves or others) taking on physical challenges and social or emotional fears.

They are ready to voice opinions that may not be popular, particularly in communities where courageous people find the strength to speak up against racial, political, gender and religious intolerance and oppression.

Case studies

Round Square schools can see examples of how our schools are developing courage within their students.


There are a range of teaching resources, lesson plans and other collateral linked with developing courage for Round Square schools.