The Challenger Trust

Challenger Activity Days and Pilot Programme

Summer Term 2018 Out of Classroom Activity days for up to 3,000 young people, alongside a pilot Mental Health and Wellbeing workshop programme. Working with schools we will deliver a bushcraft, athletics and performing arts day activity & also pilot a workshop in schools around mental health.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1068226)

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Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£300

Donations

2

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Situation

To give young people equal access to effective character development programmes, instilling character traits such as as self-confidence, resilience, ambition and determination. Athletics, bushcraft and performing arts for 1,000 children at each event - as part of the ongoing measurement of the impact and efficacy of The Challenger programme. A pilot mental health and wellbeing workshop in five schools to involve young people and their teachers in an innovative, interactive session.

Solution

Delivering activity days, piloting a mental health and wellbeing programme and researching the outcomes and impact with a controlled study across the Summer Term, we will be able to demonstrate to future funders the case for support. We have lots of anecdotal research and advocacy from heads, parents and pupils but research that we can repeat with the same group of students will give us a longitudinal study to inform future programmes and funding bids. We have ambitions to extend the programme.

  • ‚ÄúI was totally stuck, thinking it was impossible. I screwed up my courage and moved my foot; then the other handholds and footholds opened up in front of me and it wasn‚Äôt‚Äô impossible at all. I think life might be like this.‚Äù

    — Josh Previous Bushcraft Participant Aged 14

  • ‚ÄúStudents with some behavioural difficulties were sometimes the better leaders and displayed determination to succeed‚Äù

    — Teacher Previous Bushcraft Particpant

  • ‚ÄúI had a good time because I was challenged and was given a chance to be a leader. It was weird been leader because I‚Äòm never the choice to be a leader. I enjoyed the peace and quiet and the wildlife. I saw frogs and did things I would never have a chance to do again.‚Äù

    — Maree Student Previous Activity Day

  • “I was totally stuck, thinking it was impossible. I screwed up my courage and moved my foot; then the other handholds and footholds opened up in front of me and it wasn’t’ impossible at all. I think life might be like this.”

    — Josh Previous Bushcraft Participant Aged 14

  • “I had a good time because I was challenged and was given a chance to be a leader. It was weird been leader because I‘m never the choice to be a leader. I enjoyed the peace and quiet and the wildlife. I saw frogs and did things I would never have a chance to do again.”

    — Maree Student Previous Activity Day

  • “Students with some behavioural difficulties were sometimes the better leaders and displayed determination to succeed”

    — Teacher Previous Bushcraft Particpant