Week 3 and beyond: The Real Challenge

Your child’s team makes its mark in the local community.  They decide what to do, plan how they’ll do it and pitch their idea to our expert panel of judges, building organisational and communication skills along the way.

Each team then has four weekend days in September to make it happen, and they’ll need to use all the skills and experience they have gained to convert ideas into results.


In the autumn, your child receives a graduation certificate from a prominent leader in a ceremony at prestigious venue.

Alumni programme

After graduation, we offer an alumni programme to provide your child with career and development opportunities, including:

  • Workshops on CV writing, interviewing, money management
  • Participation or leadership in the programmes of partner charities
  • Introduction to apprenticeship and development programmes
  • Shadowing business or community leaders

Find out more about our alumni scheme.

“The sequence of challenges set works very well and offers an excellent structure for those participating. I have really noticed a change in my son.”

Parent of 2009 Challenge participant, London 

“Many of our students have been inspired by The Challenge to take on a leadership role and offer more support to local community projects.”

Teacher 2010, London 

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