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COBIS Arctic Race4Good

We were delighted to bring the Arctic Race4Good to COBIS Schools, an opportunity for students in Years 10-13 to help indigenous people adapt to the changing climate in the Arctic.

Congratulations to North London Collegiate School, Jeju for winning this year's COBIS Arctic Race4Good!

The Race

The COBIS Arctic Race4Good focused on a community in Qaanaaq, Greenland. Over the course of five weeks, students had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the customs and culture of the second most northerly town in the world. Using the Community Briefing documents and through live Zoom calls with locals, students learned a completely new way of life. Armed with this knowledge, they were then faced with a number of challenges where they could earn points on the leaderboard for their school:

View the Race Timetable

Round One Main Challenge: 

  • With a budget of $500 USD, come up with an innovative income-generating idea to benefit the community.

Mid-race challenges:

  • Education: With a budget of USD $250 how will you enhance the day-to-day educational experience for students?
  • Health: With a budget of $250 USD, how will you enhance the emotional and/or physical health of the community?

Each team had to submit a short video detailing their solution to the challenge, highlighting how the solution is sustainable, the impact on the community, and the use of the budget. The winning solution is implemented within days.


The Final

Well done to British International School Istanbul, British School of Bahrain, and NLCS Jeju for making it to the last round!

Mid-race challenge

  • Inspirational Leadership: produce a student team video which captures your individual and team’s Race4Good journey to date and has the power to inspire others to Be The Change. How will you convey the impact the race has had on you and your team?

The final challenge

  • With a budget of USD $500, create of enhance a recurring local celebration for the whole community

View the Final Challenge Info Pack

View NLCS Jeju's winning business plan here and their budget here.

This is Real problems. Real people. Real impact. 


Click here to find out more about last year's COBIS Race4Good, which focused on uplifting a remote community in Haiti.

I enjoyed getting to know new people, learning more about the world and how others in the world are leading their lives. I also develop empathy more towards others knowing how challenging some in the world are leading their lives. - Previous Arctic Race4Good Student

Watch this video for more information on the Arctic Race4Good


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