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Summer Challenge FAQs

Common questions about the Summer Challenge 2024!

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Written by Kelly Antonowicz
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Here are some frequently asked questions about the Summer Challenge 2024


How do I register my child in one of both Challenges?

You'll be able to register in the Challenges from 1st July. Visit the Parent Dashboard and on the homepage you'll see a Challenge tile. Press Register for the Challenge next to your child's name for one or both Challenges. You must register for the Challenges separately, so please sure to do this for ALL challenges and ALL children who would like to take part.

If you have not yet linked your parent email to your child's school account, you'll need to do this first! In order to do this, please follow these steps. Once you've done this you will then be able to login to the Parent Dashboard and register them for the Challenge.

The last day to register for the Challenge is Sunday 18th August (due to the 14 day Doodling requirement).


My child doesn't have a paid Doodle subscription, can they join the Challenge?

A paid or school subscription is required to register in the Challenge and receive a pin badge and certificate free of charge.

Alongside joining the Challenge, a paid Doodle subscription gives users access to unlimited exercises, educational games and virtual rewards. Plus, all subscriptions begin with a free trial!

Interested in joining Doodle? Find out more by visiting our pricing page.


What does my child need to do to earn their reward?

Encourage your child to earn 750 stars (or 600 if they were born on or after 01/09/16) and use DoodleMaths and/or DoodleEnglish for 14 days* between the 1st of July - 31st of August.

*These 14 days don’t need to be in a row, so your child can use Doodle whenever they’d like throughout the summer! A day of use is counted as completing at least one exercise (an x-a-day, Power-Up, Tricky, Assignment or baseline assessment exercise) between 00:01 and 23:59.

Once your child has reached their goal, you can claim their reward by logging in to the Parent Dashboard and pressing Claim reward. The last day to claim their reward is the 31st of August at 23:59.


How can I track my child's progress towards their target?

There are lots of ways to track your child’s progress:

  • Download our printable Challenge tracker sheet. Doing this is also a great way to keep them motivated!

  • In DoodleMaths or DoodleEnglish, visit the Learning Zone and take a look at the Summer Challenge gauge in the left-hand corner to see how close they are to their target.

  • Press on the arrow icon in the top left-hand corner of the Learning Zone and press on Badges. The gauge beneath the Summer Challenge badge will show your child's progress towards their goal!

  • Visit the Parent Dashboard, hover over Analyse and select Effort. Select the date your child started the Challenge and the current date to see how many stars they’ve earned and how many days they've used Doodle for.


My child has a school subscription, can they join the Challenge?

Yes! To join the fun, you'll first need to link your email address to your child's Doodle account. For guidance on how to do this, please read this help article.

Once you've done this, visit the Parent Dashboard and press Register for the Challenge.

If they'd like to join both Challenges, a home subscription can be taken out in the subject their school is not subscribed to. To do this, link your email address your child’s account, visit the Parent Dashboard, hover over My account and press Subscriptions.

Please note: your child’s rewards will be sent to their school after the Challenge has come to an end.


How do I claim my child's reward?

It's easy! Once your child has reached their target, you can claim their pin badge and certificate by visiting the Parent Dashboard and pressing Claim reward next to their name.

Please note: the last day to claim their reward is the 31st of August at 23:59.

If your child has a school account, their rewards will be sent to their school after the Challenge has come to an end.

It is really important that parents register their child and also claim their child's reward so that we can send their pin badge and issue their downloadable certificate. If this is not done then we won't be able to send the reward.


Do stars earned in DoodleTables and/or DoodleSpell count towards the star target?

Only stars earned in DoodleMaths count towards the DoodleMaths Challenge.

Similarly, only stars earned in DoodleEnglish count towards the DoodleEnglish Challenge.


How long does the Challenge take to complete?

The Challenge will take a minimum of 14 days to complete (if Doodle is used for 14 days and 750/600 stars are earned within these 14 days). These days don’t need to be consecutive; your child can use Doodle whenever they like throughout the summer!

Stars only count towards the totals after the point of registration.

To receive a FREE pin badge and certificate, encourage them to reach their goal by midnight on the 31st of August.


Any other questions?

Please visit our Help Centre and click on the green circle icon to chat to our Customer Success team.

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