Classroom to Moon Challenge
Can you help Astro Mo reach the moon?
We are running a Plymouth-wide school walking challenge with the aim of, collectively, travelling to the moon by the end of October.
The Classroom to Moon Challenge will be running from 1 October to 2 November 2018. We’re kick-starting the challenge with the Classroom to Moon Relay where we will be walking to each school in Plymouth with Astro Mo, our mascot. As part of the relay we’re inviting school children to help walk between schools to help Astro Mo begin his journey of walking to the moon.
Through the challenge we 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. 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.
Where's Mo got to?
After one week of the challenge, Mo has walked 36560 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.
Check where your school lies in helping to get Mo to the Moon in the league tables below, ranked from the most minutes walked to the least.
Large school league table after week 1:
|Glen Park Primary School|
|Compton Church of England Primary School|
|Prince Rock Primary School|
|Stoke Damerel Primary|
|Laira Green Primary School|
|Beechwood Primary Academy|
|Shakespeare Primary School|
|Eggbuckland Vale Primary School|
|Holy Cross Catholic Primary School|
|Boringdon Primary School|
|High View Primary School|
|Leigham Primary School|
|Chaddlewood Primary School|
|Thornbury Primary School|
Pilgrim Primary School
Small school league table after week 1:
|Pennycross Primary School|
|St Andrew's Church of England Primary School|
|Yealmpstone Farm Primary School|
|St Peter's Roman Catholic Primary School|
|Hooe Primary Academy|
|Austin Farm Community Primary School|
|Mount Wise Community Primary School|
|Plymouth School of Creative Arts|
|Victoria Road Primary School|
|Widewell Primary School|
|St Paul's Roman Catholic Primary School|
|Marine Academy Secondary|
|Drake Primary School|
|Morice Town Primary School|
|Mount Street Primary School|
|Woodlands Special School|
|Lipson Vale Primary School|
|Mill Ford Community Special School|
|Plympton St Maurice Primary School|
|Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School|
|Plympton St Mary's Church of England Infant School|
|Stuart Road Primary School|
What you can win
It’s well worth promoting the competition and giving it a good shot because first prize is a whole-day visit from Space Odyssey, the travelling planetarium. Second prize is a new ScooterPod for your school and there are many other participant prizes along the way including stickers, water bottles, keyrings and other fun things.
A short video about the challenge
You may want to download some A2 posters to promote the project in your school:
Plymotion A2 poster Classroom to Moon [PDF 195KB]
You can also download A5 flyers to promote inside you school, and give to students to take home:
Plymotion A5 poster Classroom to Moon [PDF 198KB]
School Travel Engagement Officer
Tel: 01752 307 928