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 six years we’ve shone a light on our resilience programme during Challenge Your Limits Week which includes talks, activities and cross-year challenges all centred around resilience and wellbeing. Expert speakers have included 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 the inspirational Grayson Perry talking about creativity and identity.

Our 2020 Challenge Your Limits week focuses on wellbeing in its broadest sense: environmental, personal, social and econonic. Speakers include Jo Fairley, co-founder of Green and Black’s Chocolate and Alice Aedy who is a film-maker passionate about environmental issues and human rights.



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