The Commonwealth Challenge
Birmingham is hosting the Commonwealth Games next year!
The Commonwealth Challenge aims to ensure that Birmingham's primary school children are as healthy and active as possible leading up to the event.
Covid-19 (School Closure):
We know most children aren't at school at the moment, and we know that finding interesting activities to keep children active at home can be extremely challenging; both for teachers and parents!
With help from a few friends, we've developed a free resource that signposts families to some great activity challenges.
Some of the challenges are from local providers, and some link to the geography curriculum to help children learn about the countries/cultures that will be visiting Birmingham for the Games.
How Does it Work?
Click on the resource below to download.
If you work at a school, you can use the letter template underneath the resource to share the message with parents/carers.
Page two of the resource is a map of the world with a 50-day virtual journey from Australia (the location of the previous Games) to Birmingham.
Each challenge is listed underneath the map.
To find out more about each challenge, you can either click the number within the map, or click the relivant link in the description underneath the globe.
Progress accross the globe at your own pace, and don't feel guilty if you skip a few days.
You can also substitute your own favourite activities in if you like. Anything that gets the heart pumping and adheres to current government guidelines can count towards the Commonwealth Challenge.
What happens if we complete the map?
Glad you asked.
Every family that completes all 50-days enters a prize draw for the following…
- £350 worth of sports equipment for your child's school.
- A visit from a professional athlete when school returns.
- 3 x £50 Love2Shop vouchers for you to spend however you want.
Simply send a screenshot of your completed map to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter.
Commonwealth Challenge Poster (PDF, 2.2 Mb)
Letter Template Schools to Parents (MS Word, 3.2 Mb)