The playground challenge

Playground Challenge is Back for 2021!

We know this year has been a tough one for everyone but we hope the new term brings some more stability for you and your pupils. Why not look forward to something super fun and sign up to the playground challenge?

The Soccer Aid Playground Challenge is a brilliant, fun, and easy way to get the whole school involved in raising money for children in danger around the world. The idea is simple; children bring in a pound or two and wear their favourite football or sports kit for the day. They then kick, bounce, or carry a ball around a playground obstacle course that they’ve designed with their teachers.

Sign up now, kick off your challenge and you could be in with a chance of winning free PE equipment for your school! To see full prize draw T&Cs please click here.


Kem Cetinay takes on the Playground Challenge at his old school.

Be in with a chance of winning free PE equipment for your school

“The kids absolutely loved it”

“The Playground Challenge is such a fantastic opportunity for us to get our pupils outside, have a run around, and remind us all how important it is for children to be able to play.

The kids absolutely loved it and, as a member of staff, I loved seeing our students engaged in something meaningful.

We are so proud they could be involved in raising money for children all over the world.”

Makayla Monks, Langtons Junior Academy

Kem Cetinay visits his old school to take part in a playground challenge.

Langtons Junior Academy take on their Playground Challenge in June 2019.

“I like to play with toy horses, elephants and tigers.”

Brothers Ayas, 5, and Younus, 9, were forced to leave their home in Myanmar when conflict erupted. Their parents were killed by soldiers and their lives were turned upside down.

They now live in the Balukhali refugee camp. Their favourite place is Unicef’s child friendly space where they play football, play with toys and have lessons. Your fundraising could help provide toys, books and games for children like Ayas and Younus.

Your school can help make sure more children have a childhood full of play, learning and laughter. 

Your Playground Challenge will make sure children like Ayas and Younus have the childhood they are entitled to.

Any questions?

We’d love to hear from you over email at or call us on 0300 330 5580.