The Challenge Framework is a new model for immersive cross-curricular learning, developed by experienced teachers and school leaders at Open Minds Theatre Company.

The aims of the Framework are to:

  • create a sense of real ownership of the learning
  • submerge children in an immersive narrative
  • develop interpersonal skills
  • develop resilience and creativity

The framework builds on sound pedagogical and psychological development theories, placing the children in role as parts of a team as they meet a series of stimulating challenges.  It is inclusive and allows deep exploration of the curriculum.

The methods used have been thoroughly tried and tested in a number of schools with great success.  Case studies and testimonials are available to download below.

We offer a number of bespoke packages that will suit any school’s needs.  These can include the following elements:

  • Full Framework documentation, including sample planning.
  • Team-teaching with one of our trainers.
  • Delivery of units or aspects of units in your school by our practitioners.
  • INSET (from Twilights to multi-day full training packages).
  • Remote support.
  • Consultancy.

Please contact for information.