Are You Tough Enough For…



Welcome to the Jungle Challenge. This adventure is a chance for children to become tougher, learn about resilience, and understand the Growth Mindset – but more importantly, to take on challenges at school so they can experience being tough first-hand. On this page you can find out all about the adventure, the core values we are teaching, and the inspirational people who are leading by example. Download the adventure flyer here



What is The Jungle Challenge?

This interactive adventure is all about challenging children to be tougher and not give up so easily. Being tougher could be anything from speaking out in class, to trying something that you’re not very good at, even though you might fail. The Jungle Challenge is the epic story of a group of inspirational people, taking on a big challenge – surviving in the Amazon rain forest – learning and modelling the true meaning of tough.

We call this adventure interactive because the children get to meet some of the team members in person, get daily video updates as the adventure unfolds, and get to correspond with the team from the jungle. As the team learns about being tough and the growth mindset, so do the children. To make it even more interactive, the team challenge the children to have their own (age appropriate) toughness missions, and report back to them on what they’ve learned – with prizes for the best.


Skills Builder Partnership

We want to make a real impact on the children watching and taking part in this adventure, so we’ve teamed up with the Skills Builder Partnership. Using this tried and tested framework, every teacher and every child can work out where they are now, and exactly what they need to work on to become more tough, with specific and personalised missions to accomplish. Enjoy full access to all Skills Builder resources as part of this adventure. Find out more at skillsbuilder.org


Meet Nicole Abanto

Nicole is a Peruvian who has real experience of the Amazon; five years living and working in the jungle as a field biologist. She has spent years studying and protecting endangered species like the giant otter. Over the years ‘Nico’ has learned from nature and become tougher. Now she wants to share what she’s learned, and help lead the team into her favourite place on Earth


Meet Danny Bent

Danny was voted the happiest person in the UK. He has an optimism that never runs out. But he’s not just happy, he’s also tough. Danny has Pogo-ed across Togo, won Channel 4’s ‘are you tough enough’, run across Iceland, and spoken on the TED stage. Danny’s personality and zest for life come through in everything he does. Deep in the jungle, that zest for life will come in very handy!


Meet Nick Carter

Nick does a huge amount of work with young people and schools. He has scaled the highest mountains (including Everest), run across the hottest deserts, lived with some of the most remote tribes, and visited some of the coldest places on Earth. Nick’s passion is helping young people learn through experience, and motivating them to get out and get active. Nick has done quite a few tough things in his life, but he’s always looking for a bigger challenge, to become even tougher. Jungles are seriously tough. It’s why our special forces train there.


Video Assembly

We generate a huge buzz when we go on an adventure, because the way we do it is unique. First we introduce ourselves and the adventure using a professional quality video. It explains what the adventure is all about, what makes it difficult, and how we will overcome problems by learning to be tougher. Crucially, the team will also tell the children, through the video, about their own toughness missions. These personal missions are to be done in or out of school time, while the team is demonstrating toughness on a grand scale. We also let the children know that there will be great prizes for those who take part, and that we’ll be the one’s handing them out!


The Adventure

While the team are undertaking their big toughness adventure, an award winning film crew make sure the children can see exactly what the adventurers get up to. Each day a high quality video, lasting around five to ten minutes, will show what the team learned and how they used toughness & resilience. These videos are packed full of educational and inspirational content, designed to get the children thinking about how they can apply toughness at school and at home. The children also have the chance to interact with the story as it unfolds, and can ask the team questions via email or social media. Each video sets the children a new toughness mission based on what the team learned that day.


In-Person Visit

The energy when team members visit a school is palpable. The children are fully engaged, enthusiastic, and can’t wait to tell them about their own toughness missions, and what they learned. In this assembly one of the team members will talk about what they learned from the whole epic journey, and, much more importantly, this is the time for us all to celebrate the tough things the children did. Prizes, recognition and glory await any child who took the challenge to heart, and became more tough in the process.


Charity Fundraising

The Committed Project helps children all across the UK. We make sure that children who are having a hard time get a chance to be the best they can, and take part in amazing, and often life changing activities. The Jungle Challenge is a way for us to raise money to continue our important work. By taking part in this adventure, you not only get a fantastic adventure and a chance for your children to learn and improve through personal experience, but also the knowledge that 100% of the money raised goes to a worthy cause that benefits other young people. You can donate directly from your school, organise a fundraising event (e.g. non-uniform day), or do a combination of the two – but we ask for a minimum donation to take part, and this must be with us before the team visits your school. Due to demand, if we have not received this minimum donation, we may have to give your space to a school on the waiting list.




If you would like to fully take part in the Jungle Challenge, with a video assembly, high-quality daily adventure videos, children’s toughness missions, prizes and an in-person visit by one of the team, choose option 1. This option requires a minimum £500 donation. If this is difficult for you (e.g. a small school or a school in a low-income area), please get in touch via email – junglechallenge@committedproject.org. NO DONATIONS ARE TAKEN AT THIS POINT.


Please tick this box to confirm that your school agrees to make the minimum donation of £500 to the Committed Project Charity before the in-person assembly visit, and that you have the authority to make this pledge




Want to take part, but can’t spare the time for the full adventure? You can have a one-off assembly, given by one of the team members, explaining all the things they learned about toughness, and how you can put this into practice yourself at school. This option requires a minimum donation of £300. If you’d like more information or have any questions, you can email junglechallenge@committedproject.org. NO DONATIONS ARE TAKEN AT THIS POINT.