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:


School Name

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:

School Name
Plympton Academy
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]


Tessa Price

School Travel Engagement Officer

Tel: 01752 307 928