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School Tasking

SCHOOL TASKMASTERS WANTED!

Image used with permission from Avalon.

Using the format of the hit TV show, Taskmaster, this exciting outreach project enables young people to learn about interesting aspects of the law through fun and interactive tasks set in the style of Taskmaster.

We work with Year 5 classes who are split into teams of 5-6 to compete against each other and other local schools in a bid to be crowned that year’s School Tasking Champions! During the in-school sessions, classes are introduced to some of the most interesting areas of law and are given a chance to practise key skills, such as teamwork, communication, and lateral thinking. Just as in the TV show, Taskmaster, School Tasking provides the opportunity for all children to shine based on their particular talents and skills

We work with children from a diverse range of backgrounds, and our projects aim to widen access to university for under-represented pupils. Priority is given to non-selective state schools which serve disadvantaged communities (using widening participation data such as the proportion of free school meal students and school progress scores).

    Get involved!

    If your school is local to Warwick University & your Year 5 students would like to take part, please sign up using this form:

    Or register your interest for the larger School Tasking UK rollout in 2024:

    The fortnightly classroom based tasks will run between January and March 2023, and the final will be held on campus at the University of Warwick in May.


    We do not charge for any
    of our outreach activities.

    School Tasking 2021-22

    What a brilliant first year we had running School Tasking with 250 Year 5 pupils across Coventry and Warwickshire! During the in school-sessions, the pupils had a go at ‘drawing the law’, creating a Bill of Rights for a new island society, and much more!

    2022-23 and Beyond

    School Tasking is now in its second year and we are looking for classes of Year 5 students in the West Midlands to take part in fortnightly law-related tasks in the style of Taskmaster - these tasks will be accompanied by engaging sessions.

    Gallery

    A selection of images taken on the day of the School Tasking 2021-22 final where students engaged in a variety of tasks and Alex Horne joined in via video link to set the tasks and cheer the students on.