Travel To Tokyo - frequently asked questions
What is Travel to Tokyo?
Travel to Tokyo is a programme for schools and local communities 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 Olympic and Paralympic Games, encouraging children to explore different cultures around the world and the preparations athletes make as they begin their journey towards Tokyo.
Travelling in school teams, children will gain kilometres by logging their physical activity on the Travel to Tokyo website. Travel to Tokyo is all about getting active at home as well as in school, so teams will travel quicker by logging activity with their family. By taking part, pupils will grow in confidence and learn vital skills, such as teamwork and resilience, as well as having the chance to win exciting prizes along the way.
Teams will take the tourist route, travelling 47,349 kilometres and stopping off en route at cities which have hosted, or will soon host, an Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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!
Anyone can take part online but only schoolchildren and their families attending schools in the UK for primary aged children will be eligible for additional offers, rewards and incentives.
How can I get involved?
Travel to Tokyo is all about team spirit, so all participants belong to a school team. These have been automatically created for every primary school in the UK so you can immediately start logging activity against your team. You can get active alone or with family, at home or outdoors. Dancing in the kitchen, video workouts in the lounge, walking in the park or playing tag - it all counts towards your journey to Tokyo!
Families can find fun, free activities to help them get active at home here.
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!
I am an existing user of Travel To Tokyo
If you are a school or family who has been using the Travel to Tokyo programme before 15 January 2021 and have questions about the new changes you see on the website, find out more below.
We have replaced the weekly active goals you were working towards with a new goal – to Travel to Tokyo! All physical activity you log to your teams will now be converted automatically into a distance, so don’t worry about having to do anything different! Teams will progress through the journey at their own pace, visiting cities along the way which have previously hosted, or will soon host, an Olympic and Paralympic Games. The more activity teams log the quicker they travel.
All existing data about your team activity will remain on your School and Team Dashboard. However, none of this activity will count towards your new journey to Tokyo.
The main updates to Travel to Tokyo which you will notice are your Team Dashboard which now tracks your progress towards Tokyo as you log each activity. You will earn a sticker by reaching each destination on your way to Tokyo, all previous stickers will still appear.
You can view how far your team, school and the Travel to Tokyo community has travelled via the Distance Tracker which will appear on the Team Dashboard, School Dashboard and Homepage.
We will still be awarding prizes to schools and families, see the “WILL THERE BE REWARDS?” section below for more details.
How do I find my school?
Find your school by searching the school postcode (please ensure to use a space between the two parts), if you don't know it you can ask your teacher or look it up online. If your postcode isn't working, 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 journey to Tokyo! 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 is where you can track your progress to Tokyo. Each destination your team reaches will earn you a flag sticker and unlock a fun challenge which you can try out and share with us on social media (#TTTYourWay).
You can also access your Travel Guide which is chock full of activities for each destination you visit and view 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.
What is the School Dashboard?
The School Dashboard contains all your school stats.
We encourage schools to use their pre-set up School Team to Travel to Tokyo, however you can also create your own teams to suit your needs. You can create and edit teams via the Manage Teams page. Each team will make their own journey to Tokyo.
If you have chosen to set up multiple teams, then you can use the School Dashboard to track the combined progress of all of your teams: the total kilometres logged by each team, total activity and distance recorded against all 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 Dashboard.
Can I share my Team or School Dashboard with friends and family?
Teachers, you can find personalised editable templates for sharing Team and School Dashboard with your community by using your Parent Engagement Toolkit.
Will there be rewards?
We want to encourage families to keep active together! As such, we award prizes to active schools and active families! We run a regular prize draw where we randomly select schools and associated families who have logged activity during the period. We will contact winning schools or families by email to get your prize shipped direct to your door! Previous school and family prizes include scooters, fitness trackers and virtual visits from Olympic and Paralympic athletes, so get moving, do more and have fun! Find out what the latest prize is on the Homepage.
To be in the running, you'll need to have done the following:
- Schools prize draw: a teacher should register with Get Set and log their first activity.
- Parents prize draw: a parent should sign up to our family newsletter via the Homepage or Log Activity Page.
We will also be awarding spot prizes to schools and families who show us how they are getting active on social media (Twitter: @GetSetCommunity and Instagram: @GetSetClub). Follow us and tag the Get Set social channels using #TTTYourWay and you may be contacted via social media to win a prize.
Travel to Tokyo was originally launched for schools in England only, but it is now available to all schools within the UK. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are now also eligible for prizes and athlete virtual visits!
Please see the Terms and Conditions for more information. For parental rewards, you will be asked to submit a contact email address and will be contacted via this to arrange delivery of your reward.
What happens when I reach Tokyo?
Teams travel at their own pace towards Tokyo, so will reach Tokyo at different times. Teams that reach Tokyo before the Olympic and Paralympic Games in summer 2021 will automatically restart their journey from London, UK and are encouraged to see how many times they can reach Tokyo.
Teams completing multiple trips to Tokyo can keep track of their progress on their Team Dashboard via their stickers which will display a counter and their Distance Tracker which will record their total distance travelled in kilometres.
How do I get a Tokyo Takeoff Pack?
Eligible schools will be sent a free Tokyo Takeoff Pack to get them started. This pack includes stickers, bunting, posters, banners and flyers.
To receive a pack, a teacher from an eligible school needs to register with Get Set and log their first activity with Travel to Tokyo. Packs are limited to one per school, the first teacher registering to a school will be sent the pack.
Please see our Terms and Conditions to check if your school is eligible.
How long does the programme run for?
Travel to Tokyo will run until early December 2021.
How is distance calculated?
The distance travelled / logged towards Tokyo will be variable based on activity length, the number of participants, the number of activities logged and the frequency that activities are logged. It will be automatically calculated for you.
Can I edit or change teams?
Only teachers/school staff registered on Get Set can modify or set up teams on the Manage Teams page. There is no limit to the number of teams in a school, and you can add, edit, deactivate and reactivate teams. All teams will be displayed on your School Dashboard, and each team will have its own Team Dashboard showing their progress towards Tokyo and the combined activity of all team members. Alternatively, you can use the pre-set up school team which is allocated to every eligible school.
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 to access all the Get Set and Travel to Tokyo resources. There is unfortunately no way to change the email address associated with an account.
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 four fantastic ambassadors supporting the programme: Team GB athlete Laviai Nielsen, Olympian Anthony Ogogo as well as Paralympians Natasha Baker MBE and Will Bayley MBE. Log activity regularly and your school could be in with a chance of winning a shout out or a virtual visit from one of these or other local sports stars!