CURRICULUM FOCUS: PE, PSHE
Travel to Tokyo 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 follow a virtual journey of athletes heading to Tokyo, exploring Japan, discovering more about the Games and finding new ways to enjoy getting active together with their families.
Schools create teams on the Get Set website (Travel to Tokyo section), and then young people and their families can log activity against their team for the chance to win great prizes.
Also included are lots of resources to bring the challenge to life. These include Tokyo Ten Activity Guides, presentations to launch the activity with teachers and pupils, and activities to try at home. These have been organised into Parent and Teacher resources to make it easy to find the type of activities you need.
The challenge is brought to life by Olympians Helen Glover (Rowing) and Anthony Ogogo (Boxing) and Paralympians Will Bayley (Table Tennis), Natasha Baker (Dressage) and Abdi Jama (Wheelchair Basketball).
Participating leisure facilities will be providing taster sessions in school and at facilities. Look out for more information on participating venues.
With thanks to programme partners ukactive, and to the Japan Foundation and Japan Society for their translations, support and advice.