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Challenger Troop honoured with MOD Silver Employer Recognition Award

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant. Simon Dean OBE was […]


Meritorious Award

Simon Dean awarded prestigious county honour

Major Simon Dean OBE, has been presented with the Lord-Lieutenant’s Certificate for Meritorious Service


July Essex Awards

Essex Team’s Inspirational Awards Ceremonies

Pupils from primary and secondary schools across Essex celebrated their achievements last Friday. On Friday 15th July, 20 pupils from Greensted Junior School, Basildon celebrated completing their 12 week core programme in front of their families, peers, teachers and school governors. In the evening, it was the turn of the secondary school students who had […]


EK Awards 16

East Kent participants amaze VIPs

On Monday 11th July, we welcomed over 40 pupils from primary and secondary schools throughout East Kent to Leros Barracks, Canterbury, where we celebrated their achievements in the presence of a number of dignitaries. These included the Lord Mayor and Mayoress of Canterbury Cllr George and Mrs Lillian Metcalfe, Deputy Lieutenant of Kent Mr Stephen […]


School competition instils pride

Outstanding examples of friendly competition, leadership, camaraderie and teamwork were on display today at the fourth annual Lord Lieutenant of Kent’s Inter-school’s challenge, organised by Challenger Troop CIC with the support of the Royal School of Military Engineers (1 RSME Regiment). On 12th July, nine schools from across Kent and Medway came together to compete for the […]


Medway schools awards 2016

Marvellous Medway

Local dignitaries recognise significant achievements made by Medway schoolchildren at their recent awards evening  On 7th July, Challenger Troop welcomed pupils from primary and secondary schools throughout Medway at Meadowfields School, Sittingbourne, where they celebrated their achievements in the presence of the former Mayor & Mayoress of Swale, Cllr Anita Walker and Mrs Sylvia Lawrence, Deputy Lieutenant […]


Fundraising Footie

Our blog this week is written by Kevin Campbell who had the opportunity to visit our East and Medway teams who had organised a charity football match with their students. Find out what happened… Fundraising Footy! What a pleasure it was to spend the morning with students and teachers from Medway and East Kent schools, […]


Why we do, what we do

“Why we do, what we do” This week marks the start of our termly awards period where each of our teams celebrate with their schools all the achievements the participants have made over the course of their particular programme. This is a wonderful time for us, as we have the chance to reflect on the […]


Sgt Bowen writes about her first day

The most precious gift is time

Or more specifically “The most precious thing, we can give a child, is TIME” Even as adults we face change, and one of our instructors has recently relocated from her team in the North West to join our Essex team. Every change can be a little nerve-wracking at first, with lots of uncertainties that make […]


Fabulous Fundraising

Congratulations to the 6 students from Ramsden Hall Academy, Billericay, who undertook their sponsored challenge today. They decided to take on the Challenge Course – not just once but as many times as possible in 1 hour. As if that wasn’t tough enough, they decided that they would run the last lap as a team […]


Simon Dean, awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

We are delighted to announce that Simon Dean, our founder and CEO as been awarded an OBE in Her Majesty’s The Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List for his services to education.“I feel deeply privileged to have been awarded an OBE” he said. “It is wonderful honour in recognition of all my amazing team at Challenger […]


Challenger Troop CIC is the new KCC chairman’s ‘Charitable Organisation of the Year’

We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen as the new Kent County Council’s chairman’s ‘Charitable Organisation of the Year’. Mr Tom Gates has chosen Challenger Troop because he specifically wants to improve the opportunities and life chances for disengaged youth within the county and feels that our proven track record in youth engagement definitely meet that criteria.


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