• OnBoard Charity Skateboard Build

    Unleash your creativity as your teams artwork and assemble unique skateboards for charity in OnBoard. With mini-challenges throughout the activity, OnBoard is a challenge that improves team bonding and collaboration.

Group size: 5 – 1000   Duration: 1 – 3 hours   Creative, Collaborative

Our popular OnBoard event delivers truck loads of value to both participants and the community. This creative challenge sees teams work together to ‘deck out’ skateboards that will be donated to young person’s charities and social inclusion projects.


Why skateboards?

Sports like skateboarding have been shown to encourage a sense of community, particularly among socially-isolated and vulnerable young people, and lead to improved physical and mental health outcomes. Skate park initiatives have also been linked to reductions in instances of anti-social behaviour, providing young people with an outlet for expression and greater freedom to get around.

Whilst skateboarding is a relatively inexpensive sport, access is still inhibited for many by the inability to acquire a skateboard. o3e works with community and charity partners to provide free boards to youth projects, centres and charities.

Many of the skateboards built in this challenge have been donated to social inclusion projects through Barnardo’s, for young carers, children living in poverty, and children with disabilities.

Event details

Your OnBoard event will begin with a short presentation, introducing o3e, the activity, and the fantastic charity that your finished boards will benefit.

After being fired up with all the motivation you need to make incredible gifts to change children’s lives, teams will get creative. Working in teams of 6, they will design, decorate, and assemble two skateboards; one blank and one templated.

  • Blank boards allow participants to unleash their collective creativity, designing unique, custom artwork. Teams can take inspiration from our many art and stencil books on hand, or perhaps they’ll incorporate a company logo or value. They’ll practice designs on the paper provided and get their creative juices flowing!
  • Templated boards are perfect for those who feel more confident staying between the lines – they’ll create a multi-coloured masterpiece on one of two templated designs. Or why not speak to the o3e team about a custom design to bring your company’s message and values to life?

Once the boards are ‘decked out’, they must be built. Teams are given a set of trucks, wheels, and bearings, along with instructions and tools. The next challenge is to assemble the boards within the short timeframe given. Will they pass the safety check needed before donation to charity?

Whilst building, teams will have to channel their inner skater kid as they compete in a series of fun and inclusive challenges before showcasing their finished designs ‘Dragon’s Den’ style.

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“The skateboards have brought smiles to the young people’s faces but also brought new experiences to their lives, a willingness to be outside and added fun to exercise. What with skateboarding becoming an Olympic sport, who knows, it might be one of our young people that headline for Team GB in a future Olympics!``

- Tony Sleight, Children’s Services Manager, Barnardo's



Sound simple? Well, we don’t like to make things easy! In order to complete the activity, teams must also participate in 3 challenges that will be announced throughout the session.

You will be able to choose from the following skater-themed challenges:

  • Trick or Trick Quiz: Can you identify the bona fide skateboarding tricks from the bogus?
  • Tech Deck Challenge: Impress your team with your fingerboard skills. The better the trick, the more points you get!

  • Skater Music Quiz: Listen to our skatepark playlist and see how many songs you recognise.

What makes OnBoard so appealing is its flexibility. It can be extended or shortened to suit your team’s particular needs and fit within your larger agenda. We can run anything from a 90-minute short activity to a 3-hour long team building session, and even enhance your own event as a CSR event service.

Make it your own

The great thing about OnBoard is that there are so many ways you can make it your own. We offer 2 additional personalisation packages with this activity:

Personalised Design Package: Our graphic designer will create a personalised design for your templated boards to reflect your company’s ethos and values. We’ve created some incredible designs in line with client briefs that have pushed their business objectives further into their event! 

Art Decko Package: We create a bespoke design that stretches across all of your boards. Whilst the boards will look amazing individually, when placed next to each other they will create a bigger picture that is designed to present the core values of your company or theme of your event. These will be displayed at the end of the event to create a truly striking piece of artwork, before skating off to be donated to your chosen charity.


Is your team remote or home-based?

Why not enquire about our OnBoard at Home challenge? The brilliance of OnBoard, delivered directly to your team’s homes.

Please download the o3e brochure for more ideas starting from £55 per person.

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Interested in OnBoard?