# Run Around Europe Challenge

I spotted this challenge on ‘Irish Primary PE Association’ Facebook Page’ yesterday and thought it was a great idea.

We started the challenge today and will continue every day for the next few weeks. Today we managed 86 laps as a class so tomorrow we’re aiming for a little bit higher! After break, we went to the large yard in our school and the children spent 8-10 minutes running as many laps as they could. Some children managed 5 laps – apparently they’ll be able to do even more tomorrow (as it’s tracksuit day!)

### Maths integration

Afterwards we went back to the class and I inputted the list of laps on Excel. Tomorrow each child can challenge themselves to do a little bit more than they did today. We estimated the total amount of laps that we did as a class and I then calculated the total amount of laps we ran today. Then we estimated the average which worked out at a little over 3 laps per child. (It was a great way to integrate maths in a meaningful way and a really quick way to revise averages and estimating!)

### Geography

• Children can learn the countries of Europe and the distances of these countries from Ireland.
• Children can learn the capitals of European countries.

• Children can use Google maps to learn how they would travel to different countries in Europe. What modes of transport could be used to get from Dublin to Paris?
• Children can complete projects on a famous landmark from another European country/capital or a project on a European capital or country!

### Be Active Schools Campaign

http://www.sportireland.ie/Participation/European-week-Of-Sport-/-BeActive-Schools-Campaign-/-Be-Active-Schools-Week.pdf

## 2 thoughts on “Run Around Europe Challenge”

1. Nicole says:

hi – we are looking to start this “run around europe” next week in our school. quick question – did you have to measure the distance of a lap because a lap of our yard would not be a km. how did you do it at your school?