To send out invitations to potential participating schools in the area. This will be done at least half a term before the event.
To keep the host school informed of the number of entries leading to the challenge.
To provide all apparatus and stationery.
To provide prizes
To provide a risk assessment for the challenge. This will be posted on the website.
A supply of pencils – one per participant ***
Publicity – personal wish.
A desk and two chairs for each team and desks and chairs for the markers need to be provided.
Three tables are needed for the computer operator and the markers of the mental test.
Chairs are required for visiting staff and parents.
Access to a laptop or a PC in the Hall.
I will send you two EXCEL files for the scoring to be loaded onto the computers prior to the day. I will also bring my memory pen in case you have problems loading the files.
The use of a Public Address system. Hopefully you will have a radio microphone with the system but it is not essential
Photocopying facilities for the score sheets. At the end of the Challenge I ask the host school to photocopy a double sided score sheet so they can be handed out to the schools during the tea. This saves on postage!
A tea for the visiting teams. Some schools provide a cooked match tea and others drink with doughnuts and the like. One or two schools provide a lunch prior to the event.
Personnel, senior children or adults, to operate the score sheet software. If you do not have the staff available I ‘persuade’ visiting teachers and parents to take up some of the responsibilities. The markers come from the visiting teaching staff.
On the day I will arrive two hours before the event. If the furniture is laid out as requested there is no need for anybody to be with me as I set out all the stationery and apparatus. It takes about an hour for the set up and time is required for a sound check and computer-related activities.
*** If you wish the organiser can provide the items