2010

Spring 2010Tour Report – Spring 2010
In Spring 2010 a team of four toured for 9 weeks, visiting 34 schools and 6 youth groups in East Sussex, Hants, the Isle of Wight, Birmingham, Nottingham, St Neots, London, Croydon and Kent. They performed 57 presentations to over 6000 teenagers. Seven of the schools were first-time bookings.   Feedback has been 100% positive.  One pupilwrote; “i and, its safe to say judging on the amount of facebook status’s about the talk, many others in my school enjoyed it and i thought you’d be happy to hear that some girls are thinking about not having sex til marriage. i think it is an amazing program, presented in a very effective and interesting way. thank you for re-enforcing my belief that sex should be saved for marriage” and a span>teacher said; “I thought it was excellent … it was very well put together, non judgemental and humorous. All the role plays were well presented and the “talks” were in accessible language. [the pupils] seemed to enjoy the presentation and were engaged with it. In the larger of the 2 groups I had to deal with one discipline problem but he would be a problem anywhere so that says a lot about the engagement of the students.


Autumn 2010Tour Report – Autumn 2010
During the Autumn Term of 2010 a Team toured for 7 weeks and visited 24 schools and 2 youth groups. Two of them arrived during our training week, so the preparation was short. They spoke to 4,888 pupils. This brings the total number of pupils we have spoken to since 2004 to 92,300. We have now trained 40 presenters. As ever we are very grateful to our lovely host families who help us en route.  One teacher’s response was “Once again the Challenge team have been very effective. They are truly an engaging group with an important message. The pupils liked the way that the group were: young, spoke to them like adults, didn’t use kidspeak, funny, serious message but made in a fun way, gave us something to think about. I have used the follow up materials. I thought they were a great way to talk about the issue within the classroom environment.”