ukactive has proudly partnered with TeamGB and ParalympicsGB on the exciting new Travel To Tokyo challenge running exclusively in Liverpool and Merseyside this Autumn/Winter! The challenge is all about getting young people active together with their families. The challenge from Team GB, ParalympicsGB and Sport England uses the inspiration of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to get 5-11 year olds and their families moving, aiming to build lasting active habits.
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, which children and family log their activity to, winning prizes by beating personalised targets. Over 100 teams have already logged more than 800 activities as part of the challenge.
The programme was launched on Thursday 11th October 2018 at Leamington Community Primary school. The launch of the programme coincides with the announcement that Liverpool is set to become a Global Active city. Travel to Tokyo will be supported by four Merseyside sports stars including Beth Tweddle MBE, Jack Hunter-Spivey, Bianca Walkden and Lora Fachie MBE. These athletes will be visiting some of the lucky schools who complete their active Travel to Tokyo goals.
Volair have taken on the Travel To Tokyo baton and are engaging children, families and local primary schools through FUN activity!
Through inviting families into Volair clubs and connecting with local primary schools, children and families can log their activities, enjoy free taster sessions and get involved in ‘wake and shake’ activities on school playgrounds, participate in active-assemblies, and have fun in after-school clubs!
Check out the free resources and activities here. If you have a child aged 5–11 get them moving and log activity through your school. Let’s get Knowsley moving!