CURRICULUM FOCUS: PE, PSHE
Bound for Beijing aimed 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 went on a virtual journey to the peak of Mount Spirit, explored different winter themed locations, discovered more about the sports of the Winter Games and found new ways to enjoy getting active together with their families.
Schools launched 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 logged activity against their team for the chance to win great prizes. All the activity they logged was automatically converted into a distance and you were able to track your team's journey up Mount Spirit on your Team Dashboard.
Even though the challenge is over, there are lots of resources you can still use. 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 was brought to life by Team GB athlete Joel Fearon (Bobsleigh) and Paralympian Millie Knight (Para Alpine Skiing).