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 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.
Schools launch the challenge to their school community using the Starter Kit 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. All the activity they log will automatically be converted into a distance and you can track your team's journey to Tokyo on your Team Dashboard.
Eligible teachers will automatically receive a free Tokyo Takeoff Pack with posters, bunting and stickers – all they need to do is Register with Get Set and log their 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. Your active Travel Guide has fun games for each city you visit, 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 is 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). They are setting their own home workouts and challenges for your class to try today!
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.