School Challenge Cup

School Challenge Cup

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Is your school up for the Lakeside challenge?

Each year we host the Lakeside School Challenge. Year 9 and 10 students from schools across the UK compete against each other in a host of outdoor adventures to become Lakeside School Challenge champions.

2022 Dates

Friday 29 – Sunday  31 January

Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February

More than a trophy

It’s great fun, and your students will get so much more from it than they might imagine.

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

If you think that your school is up to the Lakeside School Challenge, and your young people will benefit from a weekend of adventure, then contact us to book your place.

How it works

There are up to six members in each team, and schools may enter as many teams as they wish.


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!

To enter your school in the next challenge cup, call us on 01539 539 000 or email:

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