2017 sees the 50th anniversary of Potential Plus UK. In celebration of this and in collaboration with wonderful contributors, we have put together a book chock-full of 50 challenges to tease your brain and test your grit. The challenges will be released here one or two at a time over the coming weeks.

The challenges encourage you to test your problem-solving, creative and critical thinking skills, as well as perseverance and willingness to go outside your comfort zone and try something new.

You can track your progress using the Challenge Chart. Once you’ve completed as many challenges as you can, send your chart and the answer to or result of the challenge you enjoyed the most to amazingchildren@potentialplusuk.org and we’ll send you a certificate!

Members can download the full 50 Challenges for 50 Years book free of charge (normally £7.50).

A hard copy of the full 50 Challenges for 50 Years is also available for £15.00 (including postage and packaging to UK addresses).


The first Challenge, Creative Writing, comes from Bob Cox, a presenter and author of the Opening Doors series of books, which are used across the UK to support a rich, challenging English curriculum. He also runs The Saturday Challenge enrichment activities for primary aged high learning potential children based in Fleet, Hampshire.

Bob has written several books, including the ones available through our shop area:
Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose
Opening Doors to Quality Writing – Ages 6-9
Opening Doors to Quality Writing – Ages 10-13