The British Olympics, Team GB and Paralympics GB, are challenging schools to take part in the Travel to Tokyo challenge to get active.
Travel to Tokyo aims to help children aged 5–11 to develop healthy, active habits by encouraging them to try new things, get active and have fun. Travelling in teams, children follow a virtual journey of athletes heading to Tokyo, exploring Japan, discovering more about the Games and finding new ways to enjoy getting active together with their families.
Schools launch the challenge to their school community using Starter Kit on the Get Set website (Travel to Tokyo section), and then young people and their families can log activity against their team for the chance to win great prizes.
Also included are lots of resources to bring the challenge to life. These include quick 10 minutes activities to try at home, longer challenges which can be set as homework and class presentations and videos exploring Japanese culture, Olympic and Paralympic athletes and the key PSHE topics of resilience, goal setting and mental wellbeing. There is also a Home Learning pack specifically designed for families to use to get active at home.
The challenge is brought to life by Team GB athletes Laviai Nielsen (Track and Field), Helen Glover (Rowing) and Anthony Ogogo (Boxing) and Paralympians Will Bayley (Table Tennis), Natasha Baker (Dressage) and Abdi Jama (Wheelchair Basketball).
Participating leisure facilities will be providing taster sessions in school and at facilities. Look out for more information on participating venues.
With thanks to programme partners ukactive, and to the Japan Foundation and Japan Society for their translations, support and advice.