The Urban Challenge provides the ultimate real-world experience to over 7,000 school students every year.
Small teams, each with a teacher and an Urban Challenge guide, embark on a fast-paced unfolding adventure through Sydney and its surrounds. Teams must complete urban-flavoured activities, clue chases, meal preparation, go-discover challenges and much more along the way.
Each team member has a functional role that contributes to the running of the team (such as Photographer, Navigator, or Team Leader). Participants must work together to take actual responsibility for their own money, transport, timings and meals.
On multi day Challenges, our teams will stay in YHA youth hostels and other city group accommodation overnight enabling participants to experience this style of accommodation in a supervised and structured way.
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The Program Itself
Unique, exciting and innovative. We have a vast range of options to include in any Urban Challenge, enabling each program to be unique and dynamic to reach any wants or outcomes needed.
Teamwork and the Students
Our Challenge is student-focussed. The Challenge aims to and succeeds in, fostering independence, teamwork and social-awareness - all attributes crucial to an adolescent’s preparation for adulthood.
Nuts and Bolts
Each Team is issued with all equipment needed at the beginning of the program. Safety is at the forefront of our programs, allowing our participants to succeed and grow in a safe environment.
Nuts & Bolts
Participants are provided with all they need at the start of the program. All they are required to bring along is a change of clothes, personal items and a fun attitude! No need for cumbersome bags and gear to hold you down in the urban landscape! Team gear such as Opal cards for the unlimited use of trains, ferries and buses; ID lanyards, team iPad and smart phone, camera, monies and maps are divided amoung the team to ensure they have all they need to succeed.
We hold a comprehensive Safety Management Plan, use accredited providers for our activities, and have working procedures and contingencies set in place. Our trained staff come from a variety of backgrounds bringing a vast wealth of knowledge on the city and working with youth to achieve goals in a fun, safe environment. All staff hold a minimum of Senior First Aid Certificate and have a Working With Children Check.
Our interactive website has a strong influence in the program and once logged into the private section, teams and parents at home alike are able to respond to challenges, keep track of the teams and download information to help with the day ahead.