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Chaucer Junior School

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The 100 Challenges

These are the 100 challenges, split across the 4 core beliefs of the trust.


There is a downloadable copy at the bottom of the page should you need it.




  1. Cook a Family Meal
  2. Send School a postcard from holiday
  3. Make something with family and bring into school
  4. Go on family visit and send a picture or write it up
  5. Join local Library, attend with family and then read a book together.
  6. Write/e-mail to another member of the Embark Family at a different school.
  7. Play a game with another child from the Embark Family at a different school.
  8. Visit theatre either with school or a Family member.
  9. Take a walk in the countryside.
  10. Have a family picnic.
  11. Interview a family member about their job.
  12. Draw a Family tree and speak to a family member about the past.
  13. Visit the beach, build a sandcastle and take a picture.
  14. Build a den and take a photo of your family inside.
  15. Attend a sporting event.
  16. Attend a visit with another school from the Embark Family.
  17. Grow something to enjoy or eat in your garden.
  18. Visit another country and write a diary.
  19. Go to a place of worship with your family.
  20. Perform at a school show to the members of your family.
  21.  Photograph a family pet and describe how you look after/care for it after a week.
  22. Encourage all members of your family to write a comment on our school website or social media page
  23. Climb a mountain as a team
  24. Play a board game/teach your family a game
  25. Play in the snow and build something e.g a snowman




  1. Raise at least £10 for a charity event
  2. Take part in a charity event out of school
  3. Organise a charity event/ run a stall
  4. Lead an assembly on a worthwhile topic
  5. Clean up the community
  6. Help improve an area of the school
  7. Keep a recycling diary
  8. Make an environmental poster
  9. Help someone in need
  10. Become a mini leader
  11. Care for new child at school/become a buddy and model good choices
  12. Take care of school equipment/be a successful classroom monitor over term
  13. Teach someone a new skill
  14. Encourage Healthy Eating – diary/poster/research
  15. Promote good hygiene in school/home – poster
  16. Sing in an old people’s home
  17. Make someone in our community smile, make a difference
  18. Online Safety – promote and display appropriate us of IT equipment, report inappropriate use
  19. Follow or create a nature trail
  20. Hand something in of value that you have found
  21. Write a positive comment on our school website
  22. Build a memorial – eg. National Memorial Aboretum
  23. Random act of kindness – appear on our board
  24. Promote British Values – democracy, tolerance and respect
  25. Learn about someone else’s religion in your school or community




  1. Participate in 3 school competitions in a year
  2. Take part in a school camp out
  3. Solve a problem with a group of friends
  4. Attend an after school club for at least 6 sessions
  5. Belong to any team outside of school and show us evidence of this
  6. Take part in an enterprise project in school
  7. Represent the school as part of a team
  8. Represent Embark as part of a team
  9. Take part in a school performance to an audience as a team
  10. Represent your class on the school council
  11.  Lead a team of children in school
  12. Convince your teacher over the year that you are an effective team member
  13. Teach another group of children a new skill
  14. Contribute to a team at sports day
  15. Lead peer reading with a group of younger children
  16. Receive an award e.g sticker or certificate etc that recognises your team work or helping someone else
  17. Take part in a team activity outside in the dark
  18. Supporting a fellow member in class who is struggling
  19. Complete a team Project in class with children you don’t normally work with
  20. Build a structure with a team in class
  21. Cook a meal as a team/plan a menu
  22. Learn how to give constructive feedback to a fellow pupil/team member
  23. Show resilience as a team by working together to overcome a difficult situation.
  24. Set yourself a stretch goal
  25. Get a team to set up or scavenger/treasure hunt for children in the Embark family




  1. Learn a musical instrument and perform it to others
  2. Complete a reading challenge
  3. Times Tables – award for improvement
  4. Spellings – award for improvement
  5. Complete a school bike ride over 10 miles
  6. Perform a lead role in a school play
  7. Achieve 25 metres swimming
  8. Write a book/article for the website/school newspaper/song
  9. Appear in the media for something successful or win a competition
  10. Have a conversation in a different language
  11. Piece of artwork displayed in a gallery
  12. Raise over £50 for charity
  13. Take part in a triathlon
  14. Attend a school residential
  15. Solve a complex problem
  16. 100% attendance
  17. Receive the head teachers award in assembly
  18. Receive individual praise from a member of the community
  19. Write and read a prayer in assembly
  20. Bring in an individual award that you have achieved outside of school
  21. Produce a new invention/idea that makes a difference
  22. Conduct a science experiment and tell us about it
  23. Deliver a powerpoint presentation
  24. Develop one of the following: coding for a new programme, new recipe
  25. Complete work experience and record your aspirations for the future