WIDNES schools are preparing for the Kielder Challenge.
Three teams of eight youngsters from St Peter and Paul Catholic College and Chesnut Lodge School in Widnes are to take part in the 2007 challenge - the outdoor adventure competition for youngsters with and without disabilities.
The teams will first take part in the Challenge Gateway stage, during which time a team of volunteers will visit the schools and run a series of games.
Following this, the teams will be entered into a regional heat.
The Kielder Challenge is in its 23rd year and is organised by the Fieldfare Trust and supported by HSBC.
It aims to develop teamwork and communication skills between teenagers in a countryside environment, which many inner city youngsters may not normally get the chance to do.
* For more information, visit www. fieldfare.org.uk/kielder-challenge or call 0115 948 6926.