An exciting opportunity has arisen for the students at Robert Piggott CE Junior School to participate in a series of inter-school distance walking events organised by a non-profit organisation - The Children’s Challenge.
Currently we are unable to enjoy the usual exciting sporting events we compete in at school so here is a fun alternative you can choose to participate in. This would be a great way to use your hour of daily exercise. Families taking part should walk independently of each other and adhere to the Government guidelines on social distancing.
Should you wish to participate, our first challenge commences on Monday 4th May – a duathlon (running and cycling) from London to Cairo, which is a total distance of 3,509km!!
Robert Piggott will be competing alongside a number of other primary schools including Crazies Hill. Our families who were joining the Children's Challenge Exmoor Expedition have been kindly trialling a walk from Land’s End to John O’Groat’s this week – they did incredibly well!
It would be great to see as many families as possible taking part from Robert Piggott CE Junior - we look forward to watching you travel from London to Cairo. Good luck!
Below is a step-by-step guide to measuring, recording and submitting all your hard work:
Follow the link: www.thechildrenschallenge.com to find instructions on how to use Digimaps successfully in order to record your daily walking.
Once you reach the website and selected the current challenge you are taking part in, you will find a link titled 'Digimap Instructions'.
In order to measure your daily distance walked the school has been granted access to full Ordnance Survey mapping via Digimap. Every family can access this software from home. Open a separate tab and follow the link: https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/login.
To access Digimaps for Schools enter the below information:
Now you have accessed Digimaps for schools follow the simple, straightforward instructions from www.thechildrenschallenge.com on how to measure the distance you have walked. Your distance will appear down the left hand side of the Digimaps page.
To submit your measured distance return to www.thechildrenschallenge.com. On the home page you will find a link titled 'Submit Daily Distance'.
Should you have any problems please use the following link https://thechildrenschallenge.com/contact-us
At the end of each day the kilometres achieved will be accumulated and combined together to show a total distance achieved by the whole school. The number of days taken to complete the distance will also be recorded, as will the average distance walked per pupil. You can follow the progress of Robert Piggott Schools yourself by following the link www.thechildrenschallenge.com and selecting ‘Latest Results’.