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 (Liverpool and Merseyside schools only).
Also included are lots of resources to bring the challenge to life. These include Tokyo Ten Activity Guides, and presentations to launch the activity with teachers and pupils, as well as activities to complete 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 local Olympians Beth Tweddle MBE (Gymnastics) and Bianca Walkden (Taekwondo) and Paralympians Lora Fachie MBE (Cycling) and Jack Hunter-Spivey (Table Tennis).
Leisure facilities in Liverpool and Merseyside are also participating in the Travel to Tokyo challenge and will be providing taster sessions in school and at facilities. Look out for more information on participating venues.
With thanks to programme partners ukactive, Liverpool City Council, and to the Japan Foundation for their translations, support and advice.