Each February we host the Lakeside School Challenge. Year 9 and 10 students from schools throughout the UK compete against each other in a host of outdoor adventures to become Lakeside School Challenge Champions. 2019 is set to be the best ever Schools Challenge contest with more schools entering their teams than ever before.

More than a trophy

It’s great fun, but your students will get so much more from it than they’ll ever realise. All challenges are designed with outdoor learning in mind, to help young people

  • Improve communication and teamwork skills
  • Try new and challenging activities
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Become more resilient
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Adapt to new environments and situations

How it works

There are up to 6 members in each team, and schools can enter as many teams as they wish. The weekend will look like this:


Schools arrive and receive an introduction to the Lakeside School Challenge.

Saturday and Sunday

Teams take on a range of water and land-based challenges in a bid to win points.

Sunday afternoon

The points are added up. At the presentation ceremony, the team with the most points is crowned Lakeside School Challenge Champion!

Get in touch

If you think that your school is up for the Lakeside School Challenge, and your young people will benefit from a weekend full of fun, then call our team to find out more about the next Lakeside School Challenge.

Click the images below to view our flyer