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How many days does it take for you to get bored in the summer holidays? Well, why not do something more exciting, spend time with your mates and maybe bag yourself a fantastic prize?

This summer we are again running our popular Lifestyle Challenge competition which is open to all 10 – 17 year olds who are resident in York or North Yorkshire. We challenge you to get together with your mates, think up a project you can carry out to benefit your community and then DO IT!

Projects carried out in last year’s challenge include tidying up a wood in East Cowton; clearing a church yard in Bubwith; hosting a community dog show in York; visiting care homes in York; clearing up a memorial garden in Sherburn-in-Elmet; filling Christmas shoeboxes with gifts for those in need; baking cakes for the community in Filey.

Lifestyle challenges can start from 17 July 2017, but to encourage participation and involve even more young people, team registration can take place until 31 July 2017 and challenges can start from then.

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How does Lifestyle work?

Dairy dates 2017

17 July – work can begin

25 July – Summer holidays begin

31 July – last date to register

4 September – back to school

10 September – project finishes

24 September – last day of submission for log books

2 October – judging of workbooks / projects begins

15 November – award ceremony

Get yourself into teams

So grab some mates – you don’t even have to go to the same school (although it does help if you like each other), but there must be at least two of you in a team and a maximum of six, and you must be aged between 10 and 17 on 31 August 2017. Get yourself an adult adviser, someone over 18 who can keep an eye on you, and then think of a project.

Company challenges

If you’re stuck for ideas, why not check out our Company Challenges? Brought to you by companies and agencies from across North Yorkshire, each one has a different theme with plenty of suggestions for projects you can carry out!


Register using the Lifestyle registration form. Each team will then receive a log book to record all the planning, progress and notes on the teams’ achievement, and a Team Handbook with lots of help and advice.

Start work

You can register now and work can start on your projects from 17 July 2017. We’ll send you your pack with everything you need as soon as we get your registration details.


All work on your projects must stop on 10 September 2017 and we must receive your log book by 24 September 2017. Either hand it in to your local police station clearly marked “LIFESTYLE – Richmond Police Station” or post it to us – with the correct postage – to the address shown at the bottom of the page.

Judging & awards

Our panel of expert judges will pore over each and every log book submitted and pick the winners! All log books will be carefully assessed by a team of judges who look at various criteria, including the positive impact of the project on the community and the ability of each team to work together and overcome obstacles.

Write to us!

Lifestyle Office, Partnership Hub,
North Yorkshire Police, I ‘Anson Road,
Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 4ND

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Get started!

Register or amend your Lifestyle team online Download the Lifestyle 2017 registration form[pdf]