Glossary

Active travel

For the purposes of this challenge, active travel includes walking, cycling or scooting/skating to school.

Baseline Survey

The survey delivered at the beginning of the challenge used to calculate targets. We provide the question and list of answer options for you - click here for a survey you can use. If you already have this data from a survey carried out in the past 6 months then you can use that, as long as it used the exact same question and possible answers.

Small Step

This is the smallest target, calculated using the following equation:

((100% - baseline) / 5) + baseline = Small Step

So for a school registering with 40% active travel journeys at baseline:

((100% - 40) / 5) + 40 = 52%

Big Stride

The middle target, calculated using the following equation:

((100% - baseline) / 3) + baseline = Big Stride

So for a school registering with 40% active travel journeys at baseline:

((100% - 40) / 3) + 40 = 60%

Giant Leap

This is the highest target, calculated using the following equation:

((100% - baseline) / 2.2) + baseline = Giant Leap

So for a school registering with 40% active travel journeys at baseline:

((100% - 40) / 2.2) + 40 = 67%

Hall of Fame

The part of the website where we display the achievements of the schools who have completed the challenge.

Park and Stride / Pedal / Glide

The option in the baseline survey where a car (or van) is used for the majority of the journey, then parked a distance from the school and the rest of the journey is walked, cycled or scooted/skated. For the purpose of this challenge, these journeys can count as active travel if the amount of time being active is greater than the time spent in a vehicle. In this case these journeys should be recorded as 'walk', 'cycle' or 'scoot/skate', depending on how pupils travelled after getting out of the vehicle.

Top Achiever

Any school that completes the challenge with an average of 75% or more active travel journeys to school during the five days.

Train/Other Rail

The option in the baseline survey where a train or tram are used for the majority of the journey. For the purpose of this challenge, these journeys do not count as active travel unless the amount of time being active is greater than the time in the train or tram - in which case these journeys must be logged as 'walk', 'cycle' or 'scoot/skate'.