2010 National Grand Challenge

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The following checklist will help you prepare for the event, please print and work your way through the task list. If you have any questions please contact Chris Hendry.

Before the event

c  Carefully read the Teachers Guide to ensure you have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the event.

c  Contact Chris Hendry to confirm your schools attendance at the Grand Challenge.

c  Arrange your students into eight separate groups. These groups should consist of two to five students. From past experience the optimum number is three.

c  Contact Chris Hendry to confirm your school attendance at the student BBQ.

c Book accommodation on the Central Coast.  Suitable accommodation can be booked through the Central Coast Tourism Website.

c Book transport to the venue.

c Apply for funding for your school, if desired.

c  Distribute 1 page flyers to students.

c  Distribute 1 activity notes to students.

c  Organise for students  to complete and return the Media Consent Form to you. Media Consent Forms will be collected when you arrive at the venue.

c  Notify Chris Hendry of any students that have special needs that will be attending the event.

c  Submit your student nomination form to Chris Hendry. The Student Nomination Form is in annex C of the Teachers Guide. Note that some groups will do two half day activities whilst other groups will do one full day activity.

On the Day

c Collect nametags from the registration desk and give to students before you enter the venue.

c Hand Media Consent Forms to event organisers at the registration desk.

c Have students seated in the venue by 9:45am to ensure we start on time.

c Remind your students to obey the directions of the Activity Coordinators.

c Attend the Teachers Meeting as directed by the Event Coordinator.

c You will need to supervise your students over lunch a 20 minute break and ensure that they are back in time.  Afternoon activities will start without late-comers.

c Wander around, talk to your students, take photos but please do not assist your students with their activities.

c Be ready to deal with any student behavioural issues as requested by event staff.






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