The UK department for education states social enterprise education plays a vital role in helping children and young people recognise their contribution and responsibilities as citizens of this global community and equipping them with the skills to make informed decisions and take responsible actions.’
A report on the importance of youth engagement in social enterprise highlights the role of practical action as integral to the development of our global society.
‘Practical action taken in the service of others that’s challenging, led by young people and has a positive and measurable impact has a dual benefit; acquisition of new skills and personal wellbeing of the young person, and the positive, impactful benefit to the development of our global society.’
The ROAR challenge is the programme that brings this responsible action to life, in an interactive and inspiring way.
"Ofsted's new common inspection framework, introduced in 2015, places emphasis on the need for schools and colleges to provide a curriculum rich in personal development to enable children and young people to contribute to wider society" Sir Michael Wilmshaw
"High quality social action has a 'double benefit': benefits to the individuals taking part through their new skills and personal well being and to society by benefiting a cause...The evidence for this double benefit continues to expand and strengthen, highlighting the potential for a substantial return on investment" - Service Nation 2020
"Elements that helped create a distinctive and discernible social action curriculum included the social, moral, spiritual and cultural curriculum extending to the quality of volunteering and extra-curricular developments” - ‘How Social Action Is Being Applied To Good Effect In Schools and Colleges’ Ofsted Report
"The better examples of social action in schools visited by Ofsted had a 'golden thread' of developing skills, knowledge and understanding" - source: ‘How Social Action Is Being Applied To Good Effect In Schools and Colleges’