Is your child’s school up for the Lakeside 2018 Challenge Cup?

Is your child’s school up for the Lakeside 2018 Challenge Cup?

At Lakeside, adventure holidays for schools give kids a great deal more than a fantastic experience.

While they’re having fun, we’re also giving young people soft skills, such as self-confidence, leadership and teamwork skills, that will prove useful throughout their school and working life.

Cost-effective visits

It’s an experience that we want as many young people as possible to benefit from. That’s why we’ve created an annual competition known as the Lakeside Schools Challenge Cup.

Run as an out-of-season weekend competition, the Schools Challenge Cup is a cost-effective way to give as many schools as possible the opportunity to benefit from our educational adventure holidays.

By hosting the Schools Challenge Cup in February each year we can keep costs to a minimum, making it excellent value for money. Tony Ball, Programme Operations Manager says:

“Schools tell us that the Schools Challenge Cup is one of the best value visits they can offer students, and it’s becoming more and more popular.”

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How it works

Held in February 2018, the Challenge Cup is open to Year 9 & 10 students. Each weekend, from late Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, teams of six students from different schools take on the same set of challenges.

They are awarded points for teamwork, creativity and how well they complete each task. When all teams have completed the event, the school with the most points is crowned the Schools Challenge Cup Champion.

How students benefit

As with all the adventure programmes we offer at Lakeside, the Schools Challenge Cup helps to develop soft skills, such as team working and problem solving skills.

We see young people growing in self-confidence, self-reliance and self-esteem when they achieve things they previously thought impossible.

And, perhaps most important of all, students have a fantastic time in the process.

A fun way to learn

Through this type of experiential learning, our young people discover the value of applying themselves to a task, and how their individual and team efforts determine their success. These are skills that are useful throughout their lives and will help to make them more valuable members of the workplace.

If you think your child’s school would be interested in taking part in the Schools Challenge Cup 2018 ask them to call 01539 539000 or email for information on remaining places.

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