Everyone has the chance to play their part, feel involved
Taskmaster is Channel 4’s BAFTA-winning smash hit comedy entertainment show where the almighty Taskmaster (Greg Davies), with the help of his loyal assistant (Alex Horne, also the show’s creator), sets out to test the wiles, wit and wisdom of five hyper-competitive comedians through a series of ludicrous tasks.
Taskmaster Education takes elements of the show and uses them to inspire, engage and teach children and young people. Tasks can be adapted to meet a near infinite range of teacher objectives, whether curriculum-based or more focused on social and emotional development.
Important life skills
By engaging with Taskmaster’s approach to learning, children develop important life skills such as teamwork, problem solving, communication, lateral thinking and resilience, while pupil wellbeing is supported and developed by making school more fun. Working as a team improves a child’s sense of belonging, and the varied nature of tasks means that it’s not always the same (sporty or academic) children who do well. Everyone has the chance to play their part, feel involved, and succeed.
They’re loving Taskmaster Club and I’m really enjoying it too. The hour goes by so quickly and it’s great to see them grow in confidence.
Taskmaster Club Teacher
It’s the taking part that counts, because there are some things that are physical which might appeal to the more athletic children, some things are more creative, but in the end it’s all about using their brains in a different way.
Little Alex Horne
It’s amazing how much the children have changed in just two weeks! Gone were the hesitations and deliberations - they just threw themselves into it this week!
Kids have amazing imaginations and brains, and it’s good to harness them in a way that’s not usually done in schools
Little Alex Horne
Taskmaster challenges have lots of benefits: fun, distraction, teamwork, excitement, a little bit of safe competition, building relationships, self-esteem, encouraging ‘flow’, and just giving a break.
Psychiatric Hospital Educator
Every month readers of AQUILA Magazine get to play along with tasks and activities set by Taskmaster Education. Once the tasks are completed, attempts are sent to email@example.com and points are awarded for the best 5 entries. AQUILA is a magazine for curious children aged 8 to 14. It’s a place where intelligent, thought-provoking articles, original fiction, mind boggling puzzles and creative activities combine to keep inquisitive minds busy.
Taskmaster Education are proud to partner with Place2Be for Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 (6-12 February). During the week, Alex Horne will set daily tasks for children to join in with at school or at home. There will also be a treasure hunt, with daily clues to solve: if these are solved correctly over the course of the week, schools, families or other groups will make it on to the Wall of Fame and have a chance of winning the Taskmaster Treasure Hunt Grand Prize.
Children’s Mental Health Week, organised by mental health charity Place2Be, is an annual moment to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Each year, thousands of schools and families across the country take part in the week.
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.
Place2Be is a registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1040756) and Scotland (No. SC038649)