Plymouth schoolkids encouraged to take part in the Classroom to Moon school walking challenge


Schoolchildren and staff in Plymouth are being encouraged to take part in the new Classroom to Moon school walking challenge for the chance to win a prize.

The Plymouth-wide school walking challenge aims to collectively travel to the moon by the end of October. It’s all part of the Plymotion project which aims to get more people in Plymouth walking, cycling and using public transport and less people using cars.

Schools will be encouraged to design a friendship flag and groups of ten older children from each school will take part in a relay and be in with the chance of winning a visit from Space Odyssey, the travelling planetarium.

Second prize is a new ScooterPod for your school and other prizes include stickers, water bottles, keyrings and more.

Kids will be encouraged along the way by Astro Mo, our Plymotion Classroom To Moon mascot.

Councillor Mark Coker, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure for Plymouth City Council, said: “We’re really excited to launch our new Classroom to Moon challenge and we hope as many local schools will participate as possible. What we’re aiming for collectively is for school children across the city to walk the 79,000 hours that it takes to get to the moon.

“Anything that encourages people to take up more sustainable, healthy and environmentally friendly ways to travel to and from school is something that we welcome wholeheartedly.”

The Classroom to Moon challenge will take place between 1 October and 2 November. To find out more about the Classroom to Moon challenge call 01752 307928, email Tessa.price@plymouth.gov.uk or visit https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/parkingandtravel/plymotion/classroommoonchallenge

Winners will be announced on 5 November 2018