Bound for Beijing - frequently asked questions

 

What is Bound for Beijing?

Bound for Beijing is a programme for schools and local communities designed to help children and their families to get active together, try new things and most importantly: have fun. It’s all about team spirit and building a habit of physical activity, rather than focusing on competition. The challenge uses the inspiration of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, encouraging children and their families to explore the different sports of the Winter Games whilst virtually climbing snowy ‘Mount Spirit’.

Travelling in school teams, children will gain metres by logging their physical activity on the Bound for Beijing website. Bound for Beijing is all about getting active at home as well as in school, so teams will climb quicker by logging activity with their family. By taking part, pupils will grow in confidence and learn vital skills, such as teamwork and resilience, as well as having the chance to win exciting prizes along the way.

During their virtual climb, teams will stop off to explore the locations where the Winter Games will take place: the ice rink, alpine centre and snow park where they will earn stickers and unlock challenges and prizes.

 

Who is it for?

Bound for Beijing is aimed at primary school children and their families. The main audience is children aged 5-11, but don’t let that stop you from getting involved!

Anyone can take part online but only school children and their families attending schools in the UK for primary aged children will be eligible for additional offers, rewards and incentives.

 

How can I get involved?

Bound for Beijing is all about team spirit, so all participants belong to a school team. These have been automatically created for every primary school in the UK so you can immediately start logging activity against your team, teachers can also create their own teams for individual classes if they wish. You can get active alone or with family, at home or outdoors. Dancing in the kitchen, video workouts in the lounge, walking in the park or playing tag - it all counts towards your mountain climb!

Families can find fun, free activities to help them get active at home here.

We are also making plans to partner with local leisure centres to help provide support and guidance on how to get active via free opportunities at their sites – check back soon for more information!

 

I am an existing user of Travel to Tokyo

If you are a school or family who has been using our previous programme, Travel to Tokyo (June 2019 - October 2021), and have questions about the new changes you see on the website, find out more below.

We have reset all your activity to zero so you can start your new adventure from the beginning! 

Any Travel to Tokyo teams you have created are listed on your Manage Teams page under ‘DEACTIVATED TEAMS’. You can either activate your Travel to Tokyo teams and amend them to suit your class, create new teams, or use your School Team. 

The main updates to Bound for Beijing which you will notice are your Team Dashboard which now tracks your progress towards the peak of Mount Spirit as you log each activity. You will earn a sticker by reaching each destination on your way to the top.  

We will still be awarding prizes to schools and families, see the “WILL THERE BE REWARDS?” section below for more details.

 

How do I find my school?

Find your school by searching the school postcode (please ensure to use a space between the two parts), if you don't know it you can ask your teacher or look it up online. If your postcode isn't working, try just the first half of the postcode. If that doesn’t bring up your school either, please contact us.

 

How do I log my activity?

Go to the Log Activity page, find your school and team, and you’ll be able to log your activity. First, select the type of activity that you did (if it doesn’t fit into any of the categories, just choose “Other” and you’ll be able to describe your activity). Next, tell us whether you enjoyed it, how long it lasted and how hard you worked. Finally, add the people who took part with you, and you’re ready to submit your activity towards your journey up Mount Spirit! If any of the sections are unclear, you can click the (i) icons for extra information and tips.

 

What is the Team Dashboard?

The Team Dashboard is where you can track your progress up Mount Spirit. Each stop your team reaches will earn you a sticker and unlock a fun challenge which you can try out and share with us on social media (#Bound4Beijing).

You can also access extra Active Challenges which are chock full of activities for each winter location you visit and view your team stats: the totals of all the sessions recorded for your team, including how long an average session lasts, how much people tend to enjoy activities and how hard they work. It helps you see what activities are popular and what new things people could try.

 

What is the School Dashboard?

The School Dashboard contains all your school stats.

We encourage schools to use their pre-set up School Team, however you can also create your own teams to suit your needs. You can create and edit teams via the Manage Teams page. Each team will make their own journey up Mount Spirit.

If you have chosen to set up multiple teams, then you can use the School Dashboard to track the combined progress of all of your teams: the total metres logged by each team, total activity and distance recorded against all teams, including how long an average session lasts, how much people tend to enjoy activities and how hard they work. It helps you see what activities are popular and what new things people could try. It also gives you a list of all teams within the school, allowing you to view each Team Dashboard.

 

Can I share my Team or School Dashboard with friends and family?

Yes, you can. Just click on “Share page” and you will get a direct link to your School or Team Dashboard.

Teachers, you can find personalised editable templates for sharing Team and School Dashboard with your community by using your Parent Engagement Toolkit.

 

Will there be rewards?

We want to encourage families to keep active together! As such, we award prizes to active schools and families! We run a regular prize draw where we randomly select schools and associated families who have logged activity during the period. We will contact winning schools or families by email to get your prize shipped direct to your door! Previous school and family prizes include scooters, fitness trackers and virtual visits from Olympic and Paralympic athletes, so get moving, do more and have fun! Find out what the latest prize is on the Homepage.

To be in the running, you'll need to have done the following:

Schools prize draw: a teacher should register with Get Set and log their first activity.  
Parents prize draw: a parent should sign up to our family newsletter via the Homepage or Log Activity Page.

We will also be awarding spot prizes to schools and families who show us how they are getting active on social media (Twitter: @GetSetCommunity and Instagram: @GetSetClub). Follow us and tag the Get Set social channels using #Bound4Beijing and you may be contacted via social media to win a prize.

Bound for Beijing is available to all schools within the UK. All schools in the UK are eligible for prizes and athlete virtual visits!

Please see the Terms and Conditions for more information. For parental rewards, you will be asked to submit a contact email address and will be contacted via this to arrange delivery of your reward. 

 

What happens when I reach the peak of Mount Spirit?

Teams climb up the mountain at their own pace, so will reach the peak at different times. Teams that reach the top of Mount Spirit before the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in February 2022 will automatically restart their journey from Basecamp and are encouraged to see how many times they can reach the peak. 

Teams completing multiple trips can keep track of their progress on their Team Dashboard via their stickers which will display a counter and their Distance Tracker which will record their total distance travelled in metres.

 

How do I get a Bound for Beijing poster?

The first 500 eligible schools who log an activity with Bound for Beijing will be sent a free Bound for Beijing poster pack to get them started. This pack includes an A2 poster and stickers. 

To receive a pack, a teacher from an eligible school needs to register with Get Set and log their first activity with Bound for Beijing. Packs are limited to one per school, a teacher associated with the school will be sent the pack.

Please see our Terms and Conditions to check if your school is eligible.

 

How long does the programme run for?

Bound for Beijing will run until Easter 2022.

 

How is distance calculated?

The distance travelled / logged towards your climb will be variable based on activity length, the number of participants, the number of activities logged and the frequency that activities are logged. It will be automatically calculated for you.

 

Can I edit or change teams?

Only teachers/school staff registered on Get Set can modify or set up teams on the Manage Teams page. There is no limit to the number of teams in a school, and you can add, edit, deactivate and reactivate teams. All teams will be displayed on your School Dashboard, and each team will have its own Team Dashboard showing their progress towards Tokyo and the combined activity of all team members. Alternatively, you can use the pre-set up school team which is allocated to every eligible school.

 

I have moved to a different school, what do I do?

No problem!

If you’re a teacher, you can just register with your new school email address to access all the Get Set and Bound for Beijing resources. There is unfortunately no way to change the email address associated with an account.

If you’re a pupil, just enter your new school’s postcode on this page, select your team and you can start logging your activity.

 

Who are the programme ambassadors?

We’re very lucky to have two fantastic ambassadors supporting the programme: Team GB athlete Joel Fearon as well as Paralympian Millie Knight. Log activity regularly and your school could be in with a chance of winning a virtual visit from one of these or other sports stars!

 

What is the show and tell page?

We have provided a place for you to get updates on prizes, athlete challenges and our whole community of Bound for Beijing participants to see how each other are getting active. To share your highlights just email a video or pictures to getset@getset.co.uk or tag @GetSetCommunity on Twitter, @GetSetClub on Instagram or @getset1 on Facebook to be featured. We offer spot prizes for sharing too.