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Challenge Days

These are days when the school timetable is collapsed and provide opportunities for learning within and beyond the classroom.

They might be:

  • Whole-school events, such as Sports Day, whole school team-building, or a service for the community like beach cleaning.
  • Year group events. These might be linked to the curriculum, for example a local history investigation at Tyneham or Studland, or a maths or science investigation, or a visit to a gallery in London. Or these might be to develop a PSHEE (personal, social, health or enterprise education) project such as alcohol awareness, a drama production or business activities.
  • House events, such as intra-House team building and inter-House challenges.


Challenge Week

To develop deeper learning and enable exciting experiences that could otherwise not happen we have a Challenge week every year. This takes place at the end of the academic year in July. We offer a range of residential trips in the UK and abroad, as well as week‑long investigations in and around school. Details of forthcoming Challenge Week events are published in the autumn term.


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