How far did we go?

Launched in the run up to the Rio 2016 Games, Get Set’s Road to Rio Challenge provided young people up and down the country with the opportunity to virtually travel the distance between London and Rio. The Get Set community certainly rose to the challenge! Indeed, not only did the fabulous 1985 teams travelling to Rio together total a mind blowing many millions of kilometres, but also both students and teachers told us that the challenge’s impact reached beyond PE and sport.

The impact:

  • 91% of teachers have seen a positive change in motivation levels of young people
  • 87% of teachers agreed that young people have improved their team-working skills
  • 88% a young people feel the programme raised their aspirations
  • 83% of young people agree there has been a positive change in perceptions of disabled people.

The Get Set leaderboard

All of us at Get Set would like to say a big congratulations and a massive thank you to all the schools and youth groups that took part. We enjoyed watching the total kilometres grow as more and more teams joined the Road to Rio, reading your stories on the community page and seeing your questions answered in our Get Set Hangouts. We hope you enjoyed being part of the Road to Rio as much as we did!

A particular congratulations go out to the Perse Upper School, Uckfield Community Technology College and Preston Street Primary School who finished at the very top of the Get Set leaderboard – you certainly proved your commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic Values of excellence and determination!

Celebrate the Road to Rio!

You can celebrate your school’s part in the Road to Rio challenge and find out more about its impact up and down the country by downloading our Road to Rio completion certificate and new infographic posters!

The Road to Rio may have ended, but there is still a lot to find in Get Set! Have you checked out our Get Set+ programme Get Set to Eat Fresh, or had a go at our very own Values quiz?