Race Around the World!

Arlene Yates
Warnbro Primary School

The Team has started getting ready for next term's class competition: Race Around the World (a variation of Race Around Australia). We decided to go for a little "change" to hopefully boost interest in competing!

This is how it will go:

  • maps distributed to classes today with covering note.
  • maps to be returned by the end of next week (Friday 25th June) in readiness for a quick start Week 1 of T3. We are anticipating some great embellishments to the maps as the response last year was fantastic.
  • Week 1 of T3 start counting off the "steps" according to our HU data collected each Toesday. This will be a task carried out by the Team at each YM session.
  • all maps will be on display so students can check their whereabouts in the world by perusing the window.
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd placegetters will receive class prize baskets & certificates.
  • early next term the Team will make some estimations on classes & timeframes for places. We will wait a couple of weeks to see if there appear to be any trends before coming up with some ideas.

The Team runs this activity in Term 3 to try & boost AT in what is usually wetter weather where some are a more reluctant to don a raincoat & get out & about!

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James (Your Move)

I love it Arlene 😍! Thanks for sharing your upcoming Race Around the World. First Australia, then the world, next the Milky Way? It seems a great way to keep spirits high during the rainy season. You have earned 60 points for your challenge, plus 20 points for really explaining it in super detail.

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Yes, James, next we are thinking about reaching for the stars! So 2022 may just be Race Around the Universe! Actually it was Bett who came up with the idea of a little change... then we pitched it to the Team who were as always enthusiastic. Bett source the map, I put together the covering note & the Team distributed to classes. Teamwork in action!

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