Round Square Explorers discover in themselves the ability to persevere when confronted with challenge, and learn from their mistakes, with a readiness to try again. They develop and demonstrate discipline, determination, grit and resilience, pushing themselves beyond their perceived limits.

They draw-on, and cultivate, a strong physical, mental and emotional spirit that enables them to keep going in the face of hardships, limitations and impediments, and bounce back from disappointments and difficulties.

A steadfast self-belief, is built through focusing on achievable goals that can be reached (with a struggle), leading to optimism and confidence when faced with future challenges.

Case studies

There are examples of how our schools are developing tenacity within their students available for Round Square schools.


Round Square schools have access to a range of teaching resources, lesson plans and other collateral linked with developing tenacity.