With coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions impacting everyone at the moment, the Travel to Tokyo project has gone online to help keep children and their families active.
Last summer we announced a £2.6 million investment of National Lottery money, from our Families Fund, into the partnership with the British Olympic and Paralympic associations’ Get Set programme.
Aiming to inspire children aged 5-11, and their families, to try new activities together in the run up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the project was set to run in conjunction with schools.
But with the majority of children not currently able to go to school, Get Set has modified Travel to Tokyo to allow young people and their families to get active alongside their classmates virtually, and to celebrate their progress online as one school team.
“Through support from the National Lottery, we’re proud to fund the Travel to Tokyo virtual challenge to encourage children and their families across the UK to get active during this period of unprecedented disruption,” said our chief executive Tim Hollingsworth.
"Our Join the Movement campaign has already showcased a number of creative and imaginative ways to get active for the benefit of our physical and mental wellbeing, and the Travel to Tokyo challenge is another creative way for children and families to form great exercise habits that have never been more important.”