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Prince Rock Primary School

'Classroom to Moon Challenge'

 

At Prince Rock Primary School we are trying to help Astro Mo reach the moon. We are taking part in a Plymouth-wide school walking challenge with the aim of, collectively, travelling to the moon by the end of October with other schools in the city as well as schools in our LAT (Learning Academies Trust).

 

The Classroom to Moon Challenge will be running from 1st October to 2nd November 2018. We’ve already kick-started the challenge by taking part in the Classroom to Moon Relay where children from Prince Rock walked to another school in Plymouth with Astro Mo, the mascot.

 

Through the challenge Prince Rock Primary and Plymouth City Council want to raise awareness of the health benefits active travel (walking/cycling/scooting) has, how walking is a great way of boosting a child’s energy levels and how it can be easy to include as part of a family’s daily routine. We hope the challenge will be a fun and engaging way to encourage children to try active travel modes and encourage parents/carers to walk for at least part of the school journey.

 

During the challenge, schools will compete against each other to see who can collectively walk the furthest over four weeks. The school that walks the furthest will win a fantastic prize!

 

'Classroom to Moon Challenge'

End of Challenge Review

 

Below, is an update about the end of the Classroom to Moon Challenge from the organisers.

 

"The moment we have all been waiting for is here… Did Astro Mo make it to the Moon?

 

Astro Mo set off on the mission to walk to the Moon, fuelled by the help of Plymouth school pupils walking to school.

Astro Mo encountered things such as asteroids and satellites, and even waved at the astronauts in the International Space Station as it winged past. As the Moon was getting nearer, Plymouth school pupils walked further and further each day. Astro Mo saw the Moon in sight and reached out with a friendship flag ready to land…

 

*DRUM ROLL PLEASE*

 

I am very proud to announce that Astro Mo HAS landed on the Moon with the help of pupils in Plymouth walking to school.

 

Overall schools across Plymouth walked a whopping…4,243,976 minutes!! (That's 225,638 miles!!!)

 

Astro Mo’s journey has been calculated by the overall total minutes walked, divided by 60 to work out the number of hours, then multiplied by the average number of miles per hour a child walks (3.19mph) to work out Astro Mo’s progress.

 

A huge congratulations to everybody that took part, you all did a fantastic job! I hope you will continue to walk more and more each day!

 

Thank you to pupils for walking to school and Teachers/TA for helping the challenge run as smoothly as possible. A big shout out to Moon Monitors for collecting minutes each week – great job!

 

You can check out the league table on our website:https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/parkingandtravel/plymotion/classroommoonchallenge

 

The winners of the Classroom to Moon challenge are:

 

For the most minutes walked…

 

Plympton Academy with the most minutes walked in the small school category with a total of 267412 minutes!(14,217.4 miles!) Congratulations Space Odyssey will be coming to you!

 

Church of England Primary School with the most minutes walked in the large school category with a total of 240317 minutes! (12,776.85 miles!) Congratulations Space Odyssey will be coming to you!

 

For the highest average minutes walked…

 

This was calculated by schools total minutes walked divided by school participant total.

 

Pennycross Primary School with the highest average minutes walked in the small school category with a total of 1658.22 minutes! (88.16 miles on average!) Congratulations a ScooterPod will be coming to you!

 

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School with the highest average minutes walked in the large school category with a total of 1081.62 minutes! (57.51 miles on average!) Congratulations a ScooterPod will be coming to you!

 

The best friendship flag

A tough category with lots of amazing flags made during the challenge …

 

Beechwood Primary Academy with the most creative flag with 3D elements, aliens and much more. Congratulations, Plymotion will be visiting you with the Smoothie bike to make some tasty smoothies!

 

The most students on the relay walk…

 

Mount Street Primary School with a grand total of 200 pupils joining Tessa, Alice and Andy on the Classroom to Moon relay! Congratulations, Plymotion will be visiting you with the Smoothie bike to make some tasty smoothies!

 

The most interactive school on the relay walk…

 

Hooe Primary Academy who really embraced the relay walk by incorporating their walk to Radford Woods with lots and educational fun and games. Congratulations, Plymotion will be visiting you with the Smoothie bike to make some tasty smoothies!"

Classroom to Moon Challenge

'Walk to the Moon with Mascot Mo'

 

This week, a group of friendship champions took a VERY long walk around the local area. As part of the ‘Classroom to Moon Project’ (a city-wide walking challenge), the children and staff certainly clocked up a lot of extra minutes for their classes. They carried their Prince Rock friendship flags with pride and were a real credit to the school. A brilliant effort, Prince Rock!

 

Classroom to Moon Challenge

Week 1

 

After one week of the challenge, Astro Mo has walked 36,560 miles, so he has left planet Earth and is on his way to the Moon! Well done to Glen Park Primary and Plympton Academy for walking the most in the first week of the challenge. Prince Rock is currently 3rd in the leaderboard for week 1 which means we have been walking lots of minutes to help get Astro Mo to the moon. Well done, Prince Rock! Here is the league table below, ranked from the most minutes walked to the least.

 

 

Here is the breakdown of all the individual classes' minutes at Prince Rock Primary. We are proud of how the children have embraced  active travel and even been trying to get up their 'Moon Minutes' at break and lunchtimes with their own walking clubs! What a fantastic start to the Classroom to Moon Challenge.  

 

 

 

Classroom to Moon Challenge

Week 2

 

After two weeks of the challenge, Astro Mo has walked 91,462 miles, so he has left planet Earth and is on his way to the Moon! Well done to Compton Church of England Primary School and Plympton Academy for walking the most over the first two weeks of the challenge. Prince Rock is currently 2nd in the leaderboard for week 2 which means we have been walking lots of minutes to help get Astro Mo to the moon. A super effort, Prince Rock! Here is the league table below, ranked from the most minutes walked to the least.

 

 

Here is the breakdown of all the individual classes' minutes at Prince Rock Primary. It is fantastic to see how much the children are enjoying the challenge and continuing to get involved with active travel. Earning their 'Moon Minutes' at break and lunchtimes have also been popular too! A brilliant second week to the Classroom to Moon Challenge.

 

 

 

Classroom to Moon Challenge

Week 3

 

After three weeks of the challenge, Astro Mo has walked 135,622 miles, so he has left planet Earth and is on his way to the Moon! Well done again to Compton Church of England Primary School and Plympton Academy for walking the most over the three weeks of the challenge. Prince Rock is currently 2nd in the leaderboard for week 3. Keep up all of the hard work, Prince Rock! Here is the league table below, ranked from the most minutes walked to the least.

 

 

Here is the breakdown of all the individual classes’ minutes at Prince Rock Primary. It really has been a terrific three weeks of active travel. The children have all contributed their ‘Moon Minutes’ and have thought carefully about the importance of being active.

 

 

 

Classroom to Moon Challenge

Week 4

 

After four exciting weeks of the Classroom to Moon challenge, Astro Mo has walked 225,368 miles!  A massive well done to Prince Rock who have maintained their 2nd place position on the leaderboard for week 4. Here is the league table below, ranked from the most minutes walked to the least.

 

 

Here is the breakdown of all the individual classes’ minutes at Prince Rock Primary. It really has been a brilliant month of active travel. The children have all contributed their ‘Moon Minutes’ and truly embraced the challenge.

 

 

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