CURRICULUM FOCUS: PE, PSHE
Bound for Beijing 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 go on a virtual journey to the peak of Mount Spirit, exploring different winter themed locations, discovering more about the sports of the Winter Games and finding new ways to enjoy getting active together with their families.
Schools launch the challenge to their school community using the Starter Kit on the Get Set website (Bound for Beijing section), and then young people and their families can log activity against their team for the chance to win great prizes. All the activity they log will automatically be converted into a distance and you can track your team's journey up Mount Spirit on your Team Dashboard.
The first 500 eligible teachers to log an activity will automatically receive a free Poster Pack with a poster and stickers – all you need to do is log your first activity (check our T&Cs to see if your school is eligible).
Don't forget, there are lots of resources to bring the challenge to life. Active Challenges provide fun games linked to the sports of the Winter Games. Winter-themed Tokyo Tens will get you active in only 10 minutes. 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 athlete Joel Fearon (Bobsleigh) and Paralympian Millie Knight (Para Alpine Skiing). They will be setting their own challenges for your class to try and look out for a chance to win a virtual visit to your school!
Participating leisure facilities will be providing taster sessions in school and at facilities. Look out for more information on participating venues.