Eurobond Adhesives are delighted to support the 2021 ‘’Kent Challenger Games’’ on 10th-11th June, at the Julie Rose Athletics Stadium in Ashford, Kent. The Games supported by the Lord Lieutenant and the High Sheriff are designed to engage vulnerable and socially disaffected young people. The aim is to inspire each competitor regardless of background and disability. It will help young people to overcome the challenges they may have in their lives and focus to on what they ‘can do’ rather than what they can’t do. A whole range of different activities will allow everyone to take part, irrespective of personal circumstances.
This years games has more meaning to schools than in previous years due to Covid. The pandemic left pupils with little or no extracurricular activity, with school sports diaries remaining blank for 18 months. Young people have had to endure virtually no social interaction with their friends or peers during lockdown, adding to their sense of isolation and loneliness. Pupils from over 50 primary and secondary schools will compete in a variety of exciting and challenging sporting activities over the two days.
Participants will get to do something out of the ordinary that is challenging, exciting, and which gives them a sense of achievement. It will draw out their true inner strength, raise their self-esteem and encourage social skills that will help them to participate in society as more mature and responsible individuals. The social interaction and personal challenges they must overcome will vastly help improve their life chances too and potentially increase employment opportunities. Eurobond Adhesives are proud to support the Kent Challenger Games and wish each competitor a successful and happy Games.
The Kent Challenger Games are organised and run in association with Challenger Troop one of the UK’s leading providers of youth and young persons’ engagement programmes. Run with a military ethos, Challenger Troop offers exciting and inspiring structured training programmes designed to build resilience, respect, courage and integrity in its participants. They instil self-discipline, raise confidence and aspirations whilst creating a sense of individual pride, raised self-esteem and personal fulfilment. Challenger Troops’ programmes target pupils in primary and secondary schools, academies, sixth-form colleges, further education colleges, PRUs and community partners.
Through their unique programmes, which have been endorsed by the Department for Education, they enable each participant to fulfil their academic potential. By developing each individual’s personal, confidence and learning skills, Challenger Troop help them become more engaged contributors in class, successful learners and responsible citizens. Ultimately this improves their chances of employment and a fulfilling life in the future. To find out more visit www.challengertroop.org