Travelling the world one step at a time
Keystone Students in September and October have been busy and active! The school put an emphasis on the benefits of physical movement with a fun school-wide experiment. See the Map below to see how far the students have travelled!
On the first day of school each student was given a digital step tracker (like Fitbit but much more simple) to wear. At the end of the day each student hands in their step tracker and their steps are recorded. At the end of each month the steps for the entire school have been added together and converted to kilometres. A giant map of the world will be on the wall and we will see how far as a school we have travelled!
The teachers will incorporate cultural and historical information about the city/town we traveled to into the students lesson plans, and the following month we will do it all over again.
An average person has a stride length of approximately 2.1 to 2.5 feet. That means that it takes over 2,000 steps to walk 1 mile (1.6 km); and 10,000 steps would be almost 5 miles (8 km).