28/01/2013 by mcma
In two assemblies today Mark Higgins of The Challenge offered an amazing opportunity to MCMA’s Year 11s; a once in a lifetime action packed summer programme designed to bring out the best in young people and develop essential skills for success.
The programme consists of three challenges. The first a residential outdoor challenge such as abseiling or hiking is followed by four days at university working on a project in Drama, Media, Photography, Enterprise or Sport.
The final project is undertaken in the student’s local area, students design a project aimed to “make a difference” in the local community.
The Challenge is a considerable investment in the young people who take part; it costs on average £1500 per person. However, all The Challenge asks of MCMA parents is £50 and if pupils sign up in three weeks they only have to pay £35.
The Challenge Network is the largest provider of the National Citizenship Service, the Government’s youth development policy.
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