How the project works
Every physical activity – from taking a walk outside to dancing in the kitchen – can be logged online as part of the Travel to Tokyo virtual challenge.Read more
- Teachers create school teams on the free website
- Children and their families log activity to their team together
- Teams are encouraged to meet activity goals in order to win prizes
- Children and families join athletes on a virtual journey to the Games - encouraged by challenges and milestones along the way
- Each phase features a different theme, inspired by the stages of an athlete's journey to the Games.
With the programme now having moved to be wholly online, families and teachers can access exclusive Team GB and ParalympicsGB educational resources.
These include a free home learning pack with quick 10-minute inclusive activities that require no equipment. And to support teachers with communicating with families during these unprecedented times, a parent engagement toolkit has also been created.
“The mental and physical health benefits of exercise are more important than ever, so we must find new ways of keeping active whilst staying safe at home,” said chairman of the British Olympic Foundation, Neil Townshend.
"We’re proud the Travel to Tokyo virtual challenge can continue to support schools and families in keeping active during these unprecedented times.
“We know the importance of community cohesion and we hope this challenge will create a sense of togetherness, even if virtually, that will help support young people’s physical and mental health.”
The project has a potential reach of more than 300,000 children and half a million family members
In addition to the online resources, Olympic and Paralympic medallists such as Helen Glover, Natasha Bake, Will Bayley and Anthony Ogogo are also on hand through the programme to provide inspirational messages, activities and rewards.
Mike Sharrock, chief executive of the British Paralympic Association, said: “While we are dealing with new challenges, we’re pleased to invite all families across the UK to take part in our Travel to Tokyo virtual challenge and discover fun and creative ways to get moving, through our inclusive activities, while staying apart.”