Travel To Tokyo - frequently asked questions
What is Travel to Tokyo?
Travel to Tokyo is a programme for schools designed to help children and their families to get active together, try new things and most importantly: have fun. It’s all about team spirit and building a habit of physical activity, rather than focusing on competition. The challenge uses the inspiration of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, encouraging children to explore Japanese culture and the preparations athletes make as they begin their journey towards Tokyo. The programme is now available nationwide after a successful pilot.
Who is it for?
Travel to Tokyo is aimed at primary schoolchildren and their families. The primary audience is children aged 5-11, but don’t let that stop you from getting involved!
Schools from anywhere in the UK can take part online but only primary schools within England will be eligible for additional offers.
How can I get involved?
Travel to Tokyo is all about team spirit, so all participants have to belong to a school team set up by a teacher. Once your teacher has told you which team you belong to, you can immediately start logging activity against your team. You can get active alone, with family or friends and at home or at school. Football, playground time, swimming or playing tag - it all counts towards your team score!
We are also making plans to partner with local leisure centres to help provide support and guidance on how to get active – check back soon!
Who can set up teams?
Only teachers/school staff registered on Get Set can set up teams and you will need to be logged in to create/manage a team. There is no limit to the number of teams in a school, and you can add, edit, deactivate and re-activate teams. All teams will be displayed on your School Dashboard, and each team will have its own dashboard showing the combined activity of all team members.
What if I can’t find my school?
If your postcode search is unsuccessful, try just the first half of the postcode. If that doesn’t bring up your school either, please contact us.
How do I log my activity?
Go to the Log Activity page, find your school and team, and you’ll be able to log your activity. First, select the type of activity that you did (if it doesn’t fit into any of the categories, just choose “Other” and you’ll be able to describe your activity). Next, tell us whether you enjoyed it, how long it lasted and how hard you worked. Finally, add the people who took part with you, and you’re ready to submit your activity towards your team totals! If any of the sections are unclear, you can click the (i) icons for extra information and tips.
What is the Team Dashboard?
The team dashboard contains all your team stats: the totals of all the sessions recorded for your team, including how long an average session lasts, how much people tend to enjoy activities and how hard they work. It helps you see what activities are popular and what new things people could try, and it gives you weekly goals to challenge yourselves and grow.
What is the School Dashboard?
The School Dashboard contains all your school stats: all activity recorded against all your school teams, including how long an average session lasts, how much people tend to enjoy activities and how hard they work. It helps you see what activities are popular and what new things people could try. It also gives you a list of all teams within the school, allowing you to view each team’s dashboard.
Can I share my Team Dashboard / School Dashboard with friends and family?
Yes, you can. Just click on “Share page” and you will get a direct link to your school or team dashboard.
Will there be rewards?
Each week we set a new goal and there is a prize draw among teams that complete it. The prizes include skipping ropes, athlete visits and speakers, so get moving, do more and have fun!
All schools within England are now eligible for the prizes and athlete visits!
How can I find out more?
We have resource packs for teachers and parents providing inspiration for new activities to try and to find out more about Japan and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
I have moved to a different school, what do I do?
If you’re a teacher, you can just register with your new school email address and start creating new teams immediately.
If you’re a pupil, just enter your new school’s postcode on this page, select your team and you can start logging your activity.
Who are the programme ambassadors?
We’re very lucky to have three fantastic ambassadors supporting the programme: Paralympians Natasha Baker MBE, Rachel Morris MBE and Will Bayley MBE. Beat your team’s weekly target, and your school could be in with a chance of winning a visit from one of these or other local sports stars!