CURRICULUM FOCUS: PE, PSHE
Travel to Tokyo 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 followed a virtual journey to Tokyo, exploring different cities around the world, discovering more about Japan and the Games and finding new ways to enjoy getting active together with their families.
Even though the challenge is over, there are lots of resources you can still use. The active Travel Guide has fun games, Japanese-themed Tokyo Tens will get you active in only 10 minutes, longer Active challenges can be set as homework and class presentations and videos explore Japanese culture, Olympic and Paralympic athletes and the key PSHE topics of resilience, goal setting and mental wellbeing. 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 athletes Laviai Nielsen (Track and Field), Helen Glover (Rowing) and Anthony Ogogo (Boxing) and Paralympians Will Bayley (Table Tennis), Natasha Baker (Dressage) and Abdi Jama (Wheelchair Basketball).
With thanks to programme partners ukactive, and to the Japan Foundation and Japan Society for their translations, support and advice.