Welcome to Virtual Challenge Week!

Mencap and Special Olympics GB’s virtual challenge week is funded by Westfield Health and takes place from Monday 25 to Friday 29 January 2021.

It is a free, online, competition where teams complete different skills and challenges each day to earn points.

If you are taking part in the week, please upload your team's scores each day using our quick online form.

There is more information about the event, each daily activity, and a league table of results, further down this webpage.

On Friday 29 January 2021 and 4pm there will be an online awards ceremony where the final results will be announced and we will celebrate all the fantastic achievements of the week. Join the awards ceremony at 4pm!

All the information you need

Click each of the headings below to find out more about the Virtual Challenge Week, including how the event works, what you need to do if you're taking part and easy read guides to explain each activity.

How it works

Players in registered teams get to choose between 4 levels of competition depending on their ability, and the challenges are designed to ensure they are suitable for everyone with a learning disability to compete in.

A team can be an organisation, service, sports club or any kind of inclusive group and you can have any number of players taking part for your team. 

When completing the challenge, players will earn points for their team, which will create an overall winning team at the end of the week – announced at a glitzy awards ceremony on the afternoon of Friday 29 January.

The scores will be averaged out across the organisation, so if you have 100 members who would like to take part, or just a handful – the event will be competitive and exciting!

All kinds of sport related prizes will be up for grabs, including the chance to win equipment or specialist coaching for your group or organisation. Everyone who signs up to compete will get a certificate and some goodies to help them during the week.

About the activities

Each day of the competition will revolve around a different skill, important for sport and physical activity.

All of these are designed to be done in any environment, using any equipment.

It could be a ball of socks and a dustbin in your living room, or a basketball and hoop on a court.

The timetable of activities is as follows. Click on each activity for a demonstration video, showing you an example of what you need to do for each task:

We've also created these cards to explain each activity (PDF) which you can use throughout the week.

Upload your scores

Please make sure that during the week one person from your team records the scores of everyone in their team using the score sheet that they will have received from the Mencap Sport Team.

Each day you can upload your team's scores using this quick online form

The scores will be averaged out across the organisation, so if you have 100 members who would like to take part, or just a handful – the event will be competitive and exciting!

You can keep an eye on your competitors in our leaderboard (see below on this page) which will be updated throughout the week!

Resources to help you

Resource cards

Use these resource cards as a guide to each activity that you need to do throughout the virtual challenge week (PDF).

Video demonstrations

Click on each activity for a demonstration video, showing you an example of what you need to do for each task:

Daily Leaderboard

We'll be taking your scores every day and using them to update this leaderboard so you can see which teams are in the top 10. 

1. Ability using sport, 24.40 points

2. Team We Think, 23.50 points

3. Safe, Well, Happy Partnership Charnwood, 23 points

4. Bromley Mencap, 22.86 points

5.= L'Arche Manchester, 22.67 points

5.= Birtenshaw College 4, 22.67 points

6. Able2 Pontefract, 22.60 points

7. Keen, 22.49 points

8. Croydon Mencap, 22.47 points

9. Lancashire Super 1's Cricket, 22.30 points

10. Bottesford Town, 21.79 points

See full league table of all teams here (Excel).

This information was last updated at 10am on Friday 29 January 2021.

Find out the final results at 4pm in our awards ceremony which you can watch here on YouTube.

 Any questions?

 For further information please email sport@mencap.org.uk.

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