Sept 29, 2023
October is Active Transportation month and to celebrate we are challenging our member schools to get their students out and actively transporting themselves to school.
YOU COULD WIN:
The top school with the highest percentage of participation per capita, will win the grand prize - $500 worth of PE equipment of your choice. The second place school will receive $250 worth of PE equipment of your choice. Plus, all participating students can receive a special Active Transportation Month participant sticker (while supplies last).
HOW TO ENTER:
The entire population of a school is encouraged to get to school in an active way - whether that's walking, biking or cartwheeling, if they're moving their bodies to get there, it counts!
--> For every student that actively transports themselves to school, the school receives one point, per student, per day.
--> For students who require bussing, schools can still receive one point, per student, per day if those students participate in 20 minutes of physical activity at lunchtime.
At the end of each week in October (or at the end of the month), homeroom teachers or the PE teacher will tally up the total points for the week and submit them through our Google Form. The school with the highest percentage of participation per capita, will win the grand prize.
IMPORTANT: To qualify for the grand prize, at least 50% of a school's homeroom classes MUST participate in the initiative over the course of the month.
WHAT THIS MEANS: If a school has 10 homeroom classes in total, at least 1 person in 5 of those classes will need to participate at least once during the month.
NOTE: If your school has an odd number of classes (ex: 15 in total), you'll need to round up to the next number (ex: 8 classes), to qualify.
HOW TO EARN BONUS POINTS:
There are 2 days in October when your school can earn bonus points. Earn 10 extra points when your school shares a photo on Twitter mentioning @schoolsportsnl with the #SSNLContest OR via email to Natelle (firstname.lastname@example.org). Be sure to include your school's name so we know where to reward the bonus points.
October 4 - International Walk to School Day (max of 10 bonus points per school)
October 18 - Take Me Outside Day (max of 10 bonus points per school)
IMPORTANT: You DO NOT need to include your bonus points as part of your point tally for that week. SSNL will add the bonus points for you when we receive your school's photo.
HOW TO ORDER STICKERS
Stickers are available to all participating schools while supplies last, so please order early to avoid disappointment. Place your order through Natelle (email@example.com) specifying your name, school, school address and requested quantity. The deadline to order is October 20th.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT POINTS
All points must be tallied and submitted by end of day Friday November 3rd (up to October 31st). The grand prize-winning school will be announced Monday, November 6rth.
LINK TO GOOGLE FORM