Local Community Challenge

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A Local Community Challenge can involve building a playground, developing a sensory garden or educational garden, restoring a medical or educational centre for children with disabilities, or redecorating children’s homes.  We will help identify a community or charity based on your objectives and what you are looking to achieve from your Splash Project.

Each challenge can last from half a day to multiple days.  There is usually a planning session prior to the project build which lasts about 2 hours.  Each project build day is 8 hours.  Once the project completes there is an After Action Review – which lasts about 45 minutes.

The Local Community Challenge can be a standalone activity for a team (particularly useful immediately after a restructure or when launching a new set of company values), or it can be incorporated into larger in-house learning & development programme – such as Graduate Induction or Management and Leadership Development training.

Each challenge can include 20 to 5000+ participants.  The participants work as a big group and, depending on the task, they can split themselves into smaller groups.

For businesses, a Local Community Challenge is an excellent way to reconnect staff (e.g. after a lockdown / furlough / remote working) or bond team members after a restructure.  It brings corporate values to life and improves employee engagement.

For business schools and academia, a Local Community Challenge is an excellent way to bond a year-group or cohort, giving them the opportunity to learn by doing what is being taught in class (e.g. agility, communications, marketing, problem solving and sustainability).

The main objectives are:

  • Give participants the chance to take part in a real-life charity / community project
  • Demonstrate everyone can make a difference
  • Practice project management and leadership skills
  • Practice working in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) environment
  • Improve organisational behaviour
  • Develop confidence.

The skills gained include:

  • Planning
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Project management
  • Innovation.
Recent Project
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DTSQUARED BUILD WHEEL-AWAY PLAYGROUND

The ever-growing London-based data consultancy DTSQUARED did their first Splash Project in June 2019. Their entire company joined in the creation of a very special playground for the Sacred Heart School in Islington. The playground was cleverly designed by Splash’s in-house designer Andy Yau to encourage Key Stage 1 innovation and creativity – and at the same time be fully mobile and fit through the doors of the downstairs classrooms (so the playground area could transform into a car-park over the weekends). And most of the elements involved intricate painting and decorating too.

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