ABP Angus Youth Challenge


“The competition has given them experience that I could never have given them in the classroom. I’m immensely proud of them. The Belgian trip for myself and the girls to get to go to another country to see the different kinds of farming over there was a big highlight.

 All of the training they’ve got from ABP in terms of the interview days and preparing themselves to communicate was just great.” [Supervising teacher, finalist team 2022]

We are delighted to notify you in advance of the new academic year that ABP’s award-winning education partnership programme, the ABP Angus Youth Challenge, will open for new entries in September 2023.

Participation develops work-life skills and direct experience in the agriculture/agri-food sector for Year 11 pupils. The programme has been designed to support learning outcomes in a range of subjects including Agriculture, Home Economics, Maths, English Language, Business Studies, Geography and the Sciences. Finalist projects are linked to GCSE subjects undertaken.

Entering and taking part also counts towards the skills section of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Bronze Gaisce – The President’s Award or Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

Please click here to view a short video highlighting some of the benefits for participating pupils and schools. The impact teachers have witnessed range from better pupil engagement, retention and achievement. Past pupils have told us how it has been of benefit academically and personally to help them progress with their aspirations.

This downloadable leaflet provides more information on how to enter and what is involved at the various stages. There is also a poster for circulation or notice-boards.

Registrations of interest can be made now at: www.abpangusyouthchallenge.com

Should you have any queries, please contact the ABP Angus Youth Challenge Schools Co-ordinator, William Delaney at schools@certifiedirishangus.ie

To download the poster above please click here.


Please watch the video below to find out how to register

Enter the Angus Youth Challenge from ABP ANGUS YOUTH CHALLENGE on Vimeo.





Mixed Group: Some of the finalists in this year’s ABP Angus Youth Challenge pictured with, from left, radio presenters Caroline Fleck, Downtown Radio; Melissa Riddell Cool FM and Victoria Quinn, Downtown Country during a skills development workshop at Cool FM/Downtown Radio. The ABP Angus Youth Challenge takes entries from teams in Yr. 11 annually each September. To register or plan an entry now interested teachers, guardians and club leaders should visit https://abpangusyouthchallenge.com/teachers


Full Group: Pupils participating in the ABP Angus Youth Challenge pictured at Cool FM/Downtown Radio Station in Newtownards, Co. Down for a training day on how to communicate like professionals. The workshop was organised by organised to help the finalists in ABP’s award-winning education partnership with the effective and responsible use of social media to promote their projects about sustainable beef production from farm to fork. New entrants will be accepted again from Yr.11 again this September. Teachers, club leaders and guardians are encouraged to help them plan for an entry now and can visit www.abpangusyouthchallenge.com for further information.