Hartismere School

Est. 1451. An outstanding coeducational secondary school & sixth form college and England's first academy

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Around the World Challenge (Primary School Pupils)

In an attempt to inspire pupils from our partnership of primary schools, we have a challenge for you all ......

"Around the World"

We would like you to walk and/or run the circumference of our planet over the next few weeks! No, I don't mean on your own! The equatorial circumference of Earth is 24,901 miles or 40,074,275 metres. To put that further into perspective, each step you take when walking normally is approximately 0.75m and when running 1m. 

So, we want you to do this as part of a much larger team effort. If we can get all of our primary schools involved, obviously we can complete our "Around the World" challenge much quicker! 

If you have a fitbit or similar device then it is much easier to work out how far you have traveled, but for many of you it will require a sensible guess! Preferably, we would like you to record your distances in metres (a mile is 1609m). Remember a walking step is approximated at 0.75m and a running step at 1m. A bit of maths work for you to complete here, ideally without a calculator!

You can either post your distance alongside your first name and school in the comments below, or on our instagram page, highsuffolkssp or if your school posts this information in their weekly/daily online learning, they may ask you to submit your distances to them.

I would suggest you post your results weekly rather than each time you walk/run. So for example, if you did a 1 mile run (1609m) on Monday, a walk of 2000 steps (0.75x2000= 1500m) on Wednesday and a run of 3300 steps (1x3300= 3300m) on Friday, this would be 1609m + 1500m + 3300m = 6409 metres (or 3.98 miles). 

Please note: under government advice (as it currently stands), one form of exercise outside of your house locally is acceptable but please ensure you follow social distancing rules of 2m and wash your hands for 20 seconds when returning home. Please do not meet up with friends for any walks or runs. 

If you have any questions, please post them in the comments section. Best of luck everyone!

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