As part of an awareness and fundraising campaign young person’s charity Challenge & Adventure are running a Junior Challenge the Wight for all the primary schools and young people’s groups on the Isle of Wight. This involves doing 25 challenges over a period of 6 months, the challenges could be to ride a bike, bake a cake, climb a tree etc. We have tried to make the challenges interesting and achievable, however we have said they can pick their own challenge if they are not suitable. We are hoping this is something the children can do in school and at home with their families.

This is our fourth year of running this fun event, last year lots of groups took part, 5 of these schools, and they raised over £1,700 for Challenge & Adventure. This year we already have schools registered. This is a great community event and helps our young people’s charity by raising much needed funds. The County Press have very kindly sponsored the medals for the fourth year.

Here’s how it works

  • We provide a challenge grid with 25 Challenges to do from January to June


  • Every time the child completes a challenge they put a sticker on the grid


  • We ask the child to record their challenge, if they want to, either by drawn picture, photo or written

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  • Each child will receive a sponsor form and a tent shaped loose change box


In July, after the event, the children will be presented with a Challenge the Wight medal (sponsored by County Press) and the overall winning school will be presented with the winners shield and invited to Challenge & Adventure’s Forest Office for a taster session of adventurous outdoor activities.

We are happy to register individuals, schools and any youth group for free.

For more information phone Karen Eeles on 01983 527026 or email me

Challenge & Adventure

Work with disadvantaged and challenging young people on the Isle of Wight, using adventurous outdoor activities and tailored support to build their confidence, raise their self-esteem and help them to re-engage at school, at home and in the community