Challenge Your Limits Building resilience

Challenge Your Limits is the name of the Godolphin and Latymer resilience programme. We believe that resilience is an essential characteristic for developing the ability to overcome adversity, maintain a positive outlook and to embrace challenges. Fear of failure can be a very significant inhibitor to fulfilling potential.

For the last five years we’ve shone a light on our resilience programme during Challenge Your Limits Week. This year’s week kicked off with a School Mystery Challenge when the whole school got together in cross-year teams and were set the challenge of investigating a series of crimes committed at the school over the weekend.

We also hosted an array of expert speakers including: Dick Moore’s remarkable and poignant talk on the importance of resilience: Learning to Dance in the Rain; an incredible assembly by the magician Drummond Money-Coutts, fresh from his series on Netflix; Oli Hunter-Smart sharing his stories of resilience as he trekked through India; and the extraordinary and inspirational Grayson Perry talking about creativity and identity.

Our 2020 Challenge Your Limits week will focus on wellbeing in its broadest sense, encompassing not only wellbeing in our own lives and future careers, but also in environmental, political and social spheres.



I just wanted to say a huge thank you for having our students at the Grayson Perry talk on Friday. The students found the talk very inspirational and moving and they really appreciated being given the opportunity for such an event.
Hammersmith Academy