On board is one of our newest team challenges and is fast becoming one of our most popular. The aim of this challenge is to assemble and artwork a number of skateboards that will be donated to a children’s charity or social inclusion project.
What makes On Board so appealing is its flexibility- it can be extended or shortened to suit your team’s particular needs. It can work as anything from a short 90 minute activity to a 3 hour long team building session, to a CSR event service.
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 for children with disabilities.
In teams of 7, you will be given the task of decorating 2 skateboards. One will be completely blank, meaning the team will have to create an original design themselves. Get your creative juices flowing! If members of your team are less creatively inclined, do not fret. The other board will be templated with one of our own designs.
Once the boards are completed they must be built. You will be given a set of trucks, wheels, a skateboard tool and some instructions. Your next challenge will be to assemble the boards within the short time frame given.
“At Barnardo’s we have gently pushed the use of Skateboards and have found that young people are really beginning to pick the sport up. The skateboards 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 the Olympics adding Skateboarding to the running’s next time round, who knows, it may be one of our young people that headline for the UK in a future Olympics!``
Sound simple? Well, here at o3e we do not like to make things easy! In order to complete your Activity, you must also participate in 3 challenges that will be announced throughout the session. You will be able to choose from the following skater themed options:
Extreme Athletes quiz. Can you associate each of these extreme athletes with their sport?
Tech Deck Challenge. Impress you 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. Win points for your team and enjoy the skater vibes
Ride or Die. Embrace your inner Tony Hawk on our virtual skateboard simulator.
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.
The first is our Personalised Design package, where our graphic designer will create a personalised design for your templated boards.
The second is the Art Decko package, where 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 brilliantly eye-catching piece of artwork, before then being donated to your chosen charity to support fun, exercise and social inclusion for children and adults across the UK.