Classroom to Moon Challenge

 

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!

 

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!

 

Compton 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!

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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!

 

Winners, we will be in touch very soon to arrange details about your prizes.

 

We hope you enjoyed the Classroom to Moon challenge just as much as we did. We would love to hear your feedback about the challenge.

 

We are very keen to work with you all to promote active travel in schools. We have lots of creative ways to engage with pupils. If you are interested in working with us in future please contact Tessa on Tessa.price@plymouth.gov.uk

 

If you enjoyed the Classroom to Moon challenge, don’t miss our next big active travel to school challenge, the Sustrans Big Pedal 2019. The Big Pedal is a national challenge, with thousands of schools across the UK signing up, and this time the Plymotion team will be working together to help as many Plymouth schools as possible to take part. Over 10 days, schools are challenged to get as many children, staff and parents as possible to cycling or scooting to school, and for the first time, the Big Pedal 2019 will also include walking! The journeys are logged on a website, and for every day you take part, your school is entered into a draw to win some amazing prizes. It’s free to take part, and there are plenty of resources to inspire you, including a free giant wall chart to track your progress. The Sustrans Big Pedal 2019 runs from 25 March to 5 April 2019 and registration opens in January, so put the dates in your calendar now! There will be lots about the Big Pedal coming out nearer the time, but for now go to www.bigpedal.org.uk to find out more or contact our Sustrans Bike It Plus officers Claire and Ryan on Claire.Harris@plymouth.gov.uk or Ryan.Evans@plymouth.gov.uk

Again huge congratulations and thank you!

Tessa, Alice, Andy & Astro Mo

 


Large school league table after week 4
Compton Church of England Primary School
Prince Rock Primary School
Stoke Damerel Primary
Hyde Park Junior School
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School
Beechwood Primary Academy
Laira Green Primary School
Eggbuckland Vale Primary School
Chaddlewood Primary School
High View Primary School
Pilgrim Primary School
Glen Park Primary School
Boringdon Primary School
Hyde Park Infant School
Leigham Primary School
Thornbury Primary School

Shakespeare Primary School

 


Small school league table after week 4
Plympton Academy
Plymouth School of Creative Arts
Pennycross Primary School
Woodfield Primary School
St Andrew's Church of England Primary School
The Cathedral School of St Mary
Hooe Primary Academy
Austin Farm Community Primary School
Marine Academy Secondary
Mount Wise Community Primary School
St Peter's Roman Catholic Primary School
Tor Bridge Primary School
St Paul's Roman Catholic Primary School
Widewell Primary School
Mount Street Primary School
Victoria Road Primary School
Yealmpstone Farm Primary School
Dunstone Primary School
Drake Primary School
Morice Town Primary School
Plympton St Maurice Primary School
Mill Ford Community Special School
St George's Church of England Primary Academy
Woodlands Special School
Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School
Lipson Vale Primary School
Old Priory Junior School
Plympton St Mary's Church of England Infant School
Stuart Road Primary School
Ford Primary School