Skills Challenge - 25 January

Date and time
Tuesday, 25 January 2022
09.30 - 14.30

St Helena, Chesterfield
Sheffield Road
S41 7LU

Year group: Year 8
Maximum size of group: 15


A student laughing in a classroom.

I have learned about a whole load of new opportunities out there!

Year 8 student from Murray Park School
Skills Challenge 2019

Our Skills Challenge event aims to engage Year 8 students to start thinking about possible career routes and skill-sets through a range of engaging and competitive taster sessions. These tasters will also seek to dispel the myths surrounding gender stereotypes in certain job roles and university courses. 

Students will compete to win points for their school by demonstrating an excellent understanding of key skills and subject knowledge throughout the taster sessions. At the end of the event, the points are tallied and the winning school is announced!

This year's event will be running at our Chesterfield campus. For information on the structure of the event, please refer to the table below. 

Skills Challenge schedule for the day*

9:30-10:00 Arrival
10:00-10:45 Introduction to Skills Challenge


Subject taster session 1 
11:40-12:25 Subject taster session 2
12:30-13:05 Lunch
13:10-13:55 Subject taster session 3
14:00-14:30 Awards, evaluations, and goodbyes

*Schedule subject to change with availability on the day.


100%of teachers rated the event as good or excellent**Widening Access evaluation data 2020
93%of students rated the event as good or excellent**Widening Access evaluation data 2020
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Two students around a table completing an activity.
Students sitting round a table engaging in class discussions with the teacher.

2022 Leaderboard

2022 Winners: Springwell Community College

2022 RankingsSchool/TeamPoints
1st Springwellies 4
2nd Littleover Einsteins 3
3rd Bolzer boys 2
4th Univenties 1

Widening Access event enquiry form

If you would like to attend this event please complete this form with details of your enquiry, feel free to add in any additional questions. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

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