There’s still time to enter the Lakeside 2018 Challenge Cup

There’s still time to enter the Lakeside 2018 Challenge Cup – act now!

Do your students have what it takes to lift the Lakeside 2018 Challenge Cup?

In February, we’re hosting our annual Schools Challenge Cup competition where schools from across the country take part in fun adventure activities in the hope of winning the Lakeside 2018 Challenge Cup.

It’s open to Year 9 & 10 students and, while only one team can win, all students benefit from the leadership and teamwork skills (among others) that come with taking part.

How it works

Each weekend, teams of six students from different schools take on the same set of challenges, and 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.

Why will your school enter?

The event runs from late Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon and, as it’s out of season, offers 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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Schools enter to:

  • Reward well-behaved / hardworking / high-achieving students
  • Develop team working and problem solving skills
  • Improve students’ self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Build self-reliance
  • Benefit from expert tuition
  • Re-engage students and motivate them to reach their full potential

And perhaps most important of all, to:

  • Enjoy the adventure!

A fun way to learn

There’s something for everyone, from land-based trust activities to the famous raft race, where teams must work together to build a raft that will stay afloat long enough for them to reach the finish line on Lake Windermere.

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.

How much fun? Ask last year’s winners!

The A Team (pictured below), one of four teams from Holy Trinity School in Barnsley won the 2017 Challenge Cup on their first attempt. Teacher, Tom Smith, said:

“The kids loved it. It’s a great way to build their confidence and teach them responsibility and teamwork. We’ll certainly be entering again.”

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Last few places remaining for 2018

All accommodation, food, activities, tuition and safety equipment are included. So, if you want to give your Year 8&9 students a challenge in February then find out more about our Schools Challenge Cup 2018. Call 01539 539000 or email for details about the last few remaining places.


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