We ran to Rio through our Daily Mile.
We used Rio as our goal for our Daily Mile. In the last term, classes recorded how far they managed to run in their Daily Mile slot. Primary 4/5 created a sheet for each class to record the miles and they handed them out/collected them in each week. They then had to convert miles to kilometres and input the totals into the Get Set website. We also had a visual target on the wall to allow the children to see how close to Rio they were!
We also organised a Cancer Research Race for Life which added to our kilometres.
This was a fantastic way of motivating the children and teachers in their daily mile. We talked about the Olympic values and how we could show them – determination etc.