Last sighted: Chevening Orientation – see map view
Last sighted: Victoria and Albert Museum
The UK is home to stunning natural landscapes, wonderful architecture, and world-renowned landmarks. Whilst you are on award in the UK, you should travel widely to truly experience all the United Kingdom has to offer. To encourage this, we’re launching a new challenge for the Chevening Scholars’ Relay for the class of 2019.
The Chevening Scholars’ Relay will commence in early October where the batons will be launched at Orientation. The relay will finish in July 2020, shortly before the Chevening Farewell event. There are two Scholars’ Relay batons, a blue one and a red one. Between now and Farewell 2020, the challenge is threefold:
- Keep both batons safe and constantly moving around the UK, passing them from scholar to scholar
- Post your most creative and fun pictures with the baton on social media using the hashtag #CheveningRelay before promptly passing it on to another scholar
- Collectively attempt to get the batons to all of the locations listed below, and to complete all of the challenges providing evidence of it reaching a location or completing a challenge on social media using the #CheveningRelay hashtag
1) KEEP BATONS SAFE AND CONSTANTLY MOVING
The batons are the collective responsibility of the entire cohort. It is your duty to keep them safe and moving around the UK, presenting them back to the FCO in July 2020. If you lose a baton, you automatically lose the relay.
If you receive the baton, please be considerate and proactive by moving the baton on to another scholar within 48 hours, or as quickly as you can. There are 1,800 scholars and just two batons to go around the whole of UK before the Farewell event.
The classes of 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 successfully managed to keep both batons safe, handing them back to the FCO at the end of each year.
2) TAKE CREATIVE AND FUN PICTURES
If you receive one of the batons during the course of the year, please take a picture with it, and share it on social media (primarily Instagram/Twitter/Facebook group) using the hashtag #CheveningRelay. In your post on social media, try to explain the story behind the photo. Try to make your photograph as interesting, fun, and creative as you can (without risking anyone’s personal safety).
We hope that, at the end of the year, the #CheveningRelay hashtag will document just how far and wide the batons have travelled across the UK simply through your collective efforts to connect with each other as a cohort.
At the Farewell event, we will choose some of our favourite photos from the year to win prizes.
3) GET THE BATONS TO ALL OF THE LOCATIONS AND COMPLETE ALL CHALLENGES LISTED BELOW
The Chevening Relay is a collaborative challenge. In this spirit, we’ve created an A-Z list of some great places that cover all regions of the UK. Plus, we’ve included some fun challenges to complete along the way. The batons should keep moving through the course of the year and of course, you can take the batons anywhere in the UK but teams can only win points if their baton is the first one to reach a designated location, or complete a designated challenge and they post evidence of this first.
Bonus points will be awarded to teams who reach every location in each multiple-location designation bringing the total available points of these locations to 20 each.
Throughout the year, we’ll monitor Instagram, Twitter, and the Facebook group to keep up with the batons’ whereabouts and update this page with its travels and points totals so make sure to tag #CheveningRelay in your posts.
Which baton do you think will score more points? Will the class of 2019 be the first to visit every location and complete every challenge beating all previous contenders? Final totals will be announced at Farewell.
|A||Angel of the North||5|
|B||Bath – Roman Baths||5|
|D||Dover – the white cliffs||5|
Edinburgh Castle – The Great Hall
|F||Falmouth – Pendennis Castle||5|
|I||Isle of Skye:
|J||Jurassic Coast – Durdle Door||5|
|M||Manchester – a Premier League football stadium||5|
|N||Norwich City Murals – Arcade Street||5|
|O||Oxford – Radcliffe Camera||5|
|Q||Quoit – Lanyon Quoit, Cornwall||5|
|R||Rye – Mermaid Street||5|
|T||Tenby – St Catherine’s Island||5|
|U||Ullswater – the view from the top of Hallin Fell||5|
|X||X-mansion (X-men)/Englefield House, Reading, Berkshire||5|
Shambles – Little Shambles
|Z||Zoo – take your best selfie with an animal at any UK zoo||5|