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Castle Challenge

Castle Challenge is a project based programme which takes place on Wednesday afternoons for all year 7 students.

It is cross-curricular in nature and complements the Learning to Learn section of PSHCE/Learning for Life. Castle Challenge is assessed via a Skills Tracking grid and students are taught how to conduct independent research, take part positively in group work and to give effective presentations.

It is delivered by a dedicated team of Castle Challenge teachers.

Each project leads towards some celebration or competition with an emphasis on teamwork across tutor groups.

Outline of Projects:  
Term 1 Our Community - Castle School, Thornbury and beyond and Autumn Fayre.
Term 2 Alice in Wonderland – Puzzles to Presentations
Term 3 Dragons' Den Board games – creation and marketing
Term 4 The 20th Century Decade Project – culminating in a show and exhibition
Term 5 Story and Art – culminating in an exhibition in the Octagon
Term 6 Murder Mystery – forensic science and the conventions of a law court