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Challenge Academy nominated for an Outdoor Learning Award

Challenge Academy nominated for an Outdoor Learning Award

Challenge Academy has been shortlisted for a 2019 Outdoor Learning Award. The annual awards are presented to Outdoor Learning professionals and organisations in recognition of their outstanding work and to encourage excellence. Challenge Academy, an outdoor learning...

Halloween Event Set to Cause a Fright at Baggeridge Adventure

Halloween Event Set to Cause a Fright at Baggeridge Adventure

Baggeridge Adventure is transforming its outdoor adventure site into a spooky hollow during the October half term school break to mark Halloween, from Saturday 26th October to Sunday 3rd November. Based at Baggeridge Country Park in Sedgley, the adventure centre...

5 Reasons Why Outdoor Play is Key to Children’s Development

5 Reasons Why Outdoor Play is Key to Children’s Development

Playing outdoors and exploring our natural surroundings used to be the foundation of childhood memories, but somewhere along the way it’s become lost in the stress of everyday life, government cutbacks and the culture of fear; fear of strangers and fear of accidents....

Challenge Academy – Teamwork is about more than the team

Challenge Academy – Teamwork is about more than the team

This post originally appeared: https://www.qaeducation.co.uk/blog/Challenge-Academy Greg Brookes-Clayton is the Educational Director at Challenge Academy – a Community Interest Company (CIC) set up and directed by experienced professionals and leaders from education...

Why climbing is great for kids

Why climbing is great for kids

If you're a parent, then you've probably told your children to stop climbing over the sofa, on the tables, or up the wardrobe so many times it's become tiring. It seems kids are programmed to try to damage themselves by running into or falling on objects from an...

The Education Revolution That You Can’t Learn In The Classroom

The Education Revolution That You Can’t Learn In The Classroom

You couldn't fail to have noticed the amount of news coverage today's school curriculum is receiving, most of it bad, focusing on the amount of stress it's putting on young children. It seems the government is hell-bent on pushing kids to the max in an attempt to...

Got a Fear of Heights? Let us Help You!

Got a Fear of Heights? Let us Help You!

We get a lot of people come to our course who are, or believe themselves to be, scared of heights. For example, if the picture above makes you break out in a cold sweat, you can be sure you’ve got a phobia! This can be a challenging problem considering most of our...

How team building days can increase productivity

How team building days can increase productivity

It’s happened to all of us. We’re sat at our desk and then the general hum of printers and slurping of tea is interrupted when the manager announces, “we’re all going on a team building day!” Yay… It can strike fear into staff like not other news. The thought of...

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