CNE Sandcastle Challenge 2019


On Friday 5th July, we took part in the Sandcastle Challenge in aid of Children North East.

The first Sandcastle Challenge was held at Tynemouth Priory in 1994, with only adults attending from architecture and engineering backgrounds, using imported sand! In 2002 the challenge moved to its current and perfect home at Sandhaven Beach, South Shields.

Over the years the Sandcastle Challenge has grown in size and this year over 1,700 children took part in this year’s challenge which had a theme of ‘Build a New World’. We paired up with children from Seghill First School to compete in this year’s challenge. We had only 1 hour to complete our build; teamwork was priority and the children quickly arranged themselves into groups, some fetching water, others collecting stones and the rest digging in the sand.

Although we didn’t win, a great day was had by all. Congratulations to all that took part, a fantastic event and one we look forward to supporting year on year.