Suitable for Years 3-8 this classroom kit combines elements from the statistics and physical education learning areas. Your students will seek ‘donations’ of steps from their school community in an effort to cover the length of NZ in one day.
Collaborating with our school and whānau to achieve a goal: Incorporating regular physical activity into daily routines to enhance collective wellbeing.
Categorising personal activities into sedentary, moderate and vigorous.
Developing a fair test for a pedometer app that results in a Class Top 5.
Convincing enough people to ‘donate’ their steps to achieve the class goal.
Our kits are always free but they do come with certain time-framed conditions. Most often you'll be asked to return an image, a flipgrid, a sample of student work or a professional response regarding your learning experience within a certain timeframe.
Conditions are clearly outlined at the point of registration and you'll need to use your own judgement in regards to whether the kit suits you and your students.
Key information regarding this kit
A series of novelty pedometers to test calibration;
Other non-electronic methods for measuring steps;
Material to promote your 24 hour attempt to walk the length of New Zealand;
Items to help your students measure the length of their individual stride;
Walk the length of New Zealand Fact Sheet;
“Can we walk the length of New Zealand in one day?” Teacher Guide.
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Q: How do the white long pedometers work?
A: These are actually flashing shoe laces. They are prizes for the students who donate the most steps. Do have a read of the teacher guide again, as it is all explained in there.
Q: What suggestions do you have for gaining community/ school support for the Walk NZ Challenge?
A: Let anyone and everyone know what you are doing, when and why. Put posters up, ask family members, staff, other classes to help you reach your goal of walking from one end of new Zealand to the other, by donating their steps. You may also like to advertise it in your school newsletter and add it to your school website. Let your local newspaper know what you are doing and celebrate the success of your event too.
Q: When School Kit refers to ‘non-negotiable’ what exactly does that mean?
A: It is what you agreed to do, when registering for this kit. There is a date that you agreed to send us feedback by, for the Walk NZ in a Day Kit, it is October 16th.
Q: How do I send in feedback about the Kit?
A: You can send feedback any time to us via email: email@example.com We will send a form for you to respond to two weeks before the due date, with a few short questions. You will be asked to upload a photo or teacher feedback there also. It is not designed to be an arduous task- it is what we use to help us deliver the best resources possible and the sponsors of the kit will get to see them what wonderful learning is taking place in classrooms across NZ, thanks to them.
Q: What do I do if I can not meet the deadline for the Walk NZ in a Day Kit?
A: All we ask is that you talk to us. You can phone any one of us, (a phone number will appear at the bottom of an email you have received from us), or email us. We are not fussy about how you make contact, but love you to let us know if you can not meet the agreed deadline. When making contact tell us when you can have the feedback to us by. One thing we want you to know is that if we do not hear from you, we will keep making contact with you, asking for your feedback, on behalf of the sponsor of the kit.
Q: Where can I find inspiring ideas for this kit?
A: Join the School Kit Facebook Squad, if you are not already a member and then search ‘Walk NZ’ You will see all the postings that teachers have shared. This is a great way to glean ideas and you may see something that sparks an idea you may have never thought of. Remember to check out the Teacher Feedback above for this kit.