CAS Challenge Week

The IBDP Challenge Project is an integral part of the Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) curriculum at CKY school. The aim is to create an opportunity for IBDP students to experience different social objectives and meaningfully share their learning and reflections with the rest of the school body. In doing so, IBDP students will also raise positive awareness on a wide range of social, economic, historical and cultural issues within South to South-East Asia and in Hong Kong.

At CKY, every IBDP student participates in three main stages when embarking on their Challenge Project: CAS Fundraising, Challenge Week and Social Awareness Week.

1.     CAS Fundraising: The initial stage will involve planning and devising different activities, products or events for the CAS Fundraising. All funds raised during this period will be donated to the different projects to support the local and international communities that our students will work with during the Challenge Week.

2.     Challenge Week: The week-long Challenge Week is designed to be intensive, stimulating and thought-provoking in order to stretch our students to broaden their horizons and step outside of their comfort zone. They will experience their chosen social objective(s) and connect with the seven learner outcomes when implementing their prepared ideas and proposed goals, and forming engaging experiences with the local communities.

3.     Social Awareness Week: Upon their return, students will reflect on their understanding and involvement, and share their experiences with the rest of the school body during Social Awareness Week.

IBDP students at CKY are strongly encouraged to experience one global Challenge Project in Year 11 and one local Challenge Project in Year 12.

Global Challenge Project: These projects are largely designed by the CAS project supervisors as they will manage vital logistics with international travel, however students will help plan for activities or tasks which they will experience during the Challenge Project. For more details on where our students travel to for their Global Challenge Projects, visit the different links below.

  1. Bali, Indonesia
  2. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  3. Kathmandu, Nepal
  4. Luang Prabang, Laos
  5. Phang Nga, Thailand
  6. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  7. Taiping, Malaysia
  8. Yunnan, China


Local Challenge Project: These projects are largely designed by Year 12 students with the close guidance of CAS project supervisors. In the weeks leading up to Challenge Week, students will need to unpack the meaning behind their chosen social objective and research on activities and partnerships with local communities to help them explore these objectives further. To understand more about our Local Challenge Projects, visit the different links below. 

  1. Animal Welfare
  2. Environmental Conservation
  3. Physical Expedition (A)
  4. Physical Expedition (B)
  5. Poverty and Human Right
  6. Social Innovation
  7. Working with Children


Since its inception, the CAS Challenge Project has been a highly anticipated and deeply ingrained experience for our IBDP students.