Pompey Monster Stomp to School Challenge

Phone screen front showing the introductory page to the Stomp to School Challenge app

Children can have fun and be active when they stomp to school during the School Streets trial with help from the Pompey Monsters. Hundreds of children have enjoyed the challenge so far and we are pleased to announce we have partnered with Go Jauntly to host the challenge on their app. This will help parents, carers and children to choose healthier and safer routes to school, whilst working towards fantastic prizes.

During the challenge, Stomper, the leader of the Pompey Monsters, encourages children to stomp (walk, cycle or scoot*) at least three times a week on their way to and from school. Children who take part will earn in-app challenge badges, plus there’s a unique, collectible, Pompey Monster keyring for children to pick up from their school at the end of every week.  Our keyrings are made from recycled tyres so they’re kind to the planet too.

As well as encouraging children to be more active, the challenge supports Portsmouth’s School Streets trial by helping to reduce the number of children being dropped off and collected by car. This helps to keep the school gates clear of vehicles, improves road safety by reducing motorised traffic around the school and helps to develop cleaner air for the health of the whole school community and their neighbours.

To take part in the challenge, simply visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store, download the ‘Go Jauntly’ app and click on the ‘Challenges’ icon, then select ‘Pompey Monster Stomp to School Challenge’.

* To have a safe journey to school please remember that private e-scooters are illegal. It is illegal to ride a rental e-scooter with more than one person on it and they can only be rented by people over 18 who hold at least a provisional licence.

Find out about the challenge from Stomper himself! Check out our Pompey Monsters video where Stomper will explain more about the Pompey Monster Stomp to School Challenge and introduce his friends.

Find out more information from our FAQs below.

This is a challenge which encourages children to stomp (walk, cycle or scoot) to school. The digital challenge, which can be reached through the ‘Go Jauntly’ app, helps children to earn digital badges and weekly Pompey Monster keyrings for completing at least three stomps to school per week.

To have a safe journey to school please remember that private e-scooters are illegal. It is illegal to ride a rental e-scooter with more than one person on it and they can only be rented by people over 18 who hold at least a provisional licence.

To take part, pupils who attend schools taking part in Portsmouth’s School Streets trial, simply need to stomp (walk, cycle or scoot) to school at least three times a week during the challenge. If you cannot stomp all the way to school, try parking a short distance away from the school so that children can still stomp some of the way.

Children who take part will earn digital badges in-app and a weekly keyring, which is collected from the school. Children can stomp to school more than three times if they wish, to unlock additional digital badges.

This will depend which school your child attends. The schools currently taking part are:

St John’s Cathedral Catholic School

Challenge begins on Monday 16 May 2022

Challenge pauses for half term between Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June

Challenge finishes on Friday 8 July 2022

Meon Infant School and Meon Juniors School

Challenge begins on Monday 23 May

Challenge pauses for half term between Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June

Challenge finishes on Friday 15 July 2022

Further schools will take part in the trial in September. We will provide more information on this web page later.

Each pupil is issued with a unique participant code by the school which can be used up to two times on two separate devices belonging to the pupil’s parents/carers.

The Go Jauntly app will automatically alert the school when children have completed at least three stomps in a week. This lets the school know they can issue a keyring to the participating pupil.

Separate participant codes for siblings can be added onto one device and each separate participant code can be used twice on two different devices.

Go Jauntly and the council do not know which code is associated with which pupil as this is handled by the participating school.

Each pupil will be issued by the school with a unique participant code and you will be prompted to enter this when joining the challenge. You can add multiple codes by selecting ‘Add another code’. If you have already joined the challenge with only one child, you can add another code later. To do this, select the cog icon at the top of the navigation bar within the challenge, select ‘Add challenge code’ and insert the additional code(s) you have been assigned.

The Pompey Monster Stomp to School Challenge is solely for pupils who attend schools taking part in a School Streets trial. Find out if your child’s school is taking part in a School Streets trial.

If your child’s school is participating in a School Streets trial in Portsmouth, the school will give your child a participant code which you need to enter into the app. If you have any further questions or queries about the app itself, please contact hi@gojauntly.com or check out their FAQ’s.

Up to two trusted adults who regularly accompany children to and from school can take part. This will ensure that your child benefits from continuity and doesn’t miss out on their rewards. You can use the individual participant code on up to two devices or you can manually add the walk to school by one of the parent or carer’s devices.

On a smartphone, simply visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store, download the ‘Go Jauntly’ app. Select the ‘Challenges’ icon in the bottom right hand corner of your screen and select the Pompey Monsters Stomp to School Challenge app.

If you sign-up and consent to sharing Apple HealthKit or Google Fit, the app will be able to monitor and confirm when you walk, cycle or scoot to and from school during the challenge. You can turn this feature on or off without impacting on the services they provide as you are able to add your physical activity manually.

The apps will only retain physical activity data relating to a challenge and will discard any activity outside of the challenge. The apps’ activity data remains anonymous and will be only shared with the council in order for them to issue the correct number of keyrings to the school to distribute, and to establish the effectiveness of the walk to school challenge. For more information visit Go Jauntly’s Privacy Policy or read their Terms of Use

When you first join the challenge on the app Stomper asks for a postcode. This helps the council to understand the route you take to school and will help us to ensure that we develop the right safe walking and cycling facilities for your area. The user account associated with the postcode will be known only to Go Jauntly in line with their Privacy Policy

If you have given the app access to Apple Health and Google Fit, the app can automatically capture movement during specific timeframes that fit with your school run. This includes breakfast clubs, after school clubs and even wrap around care!

Once you have downloaded the Go Jauntly app and registered for the challenge with the unique participant code(s) supplied by the school, switching on access to physical activity data means all you need to do is take your phone with you on your journey to and from school and the app does the rest!

 

The app will send you a notification when it has recorded your journey (or journeys). All you have to do is select/confirm your school run activity when prompted and the app will record it to the challenge.

It may show that you have done more activity (you may have walked to work), so be sure to just select the activity that was for the school run. The notification(s) will not be instant, you may have to wait a few hours for Stomper to send you a message, particularly if you use an Android device.

Simply go to the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store and download the Go Jauntly app. Select ‘Challenges’ on the bottom right of the home page, and then click on the Stomp to School Challenge icon.

From there, the app will ask for the unique pupil code(s) which will be given to your child by the school. Input your unique code, add any additional codes for siblings where relevant, follow the prompts and off you go.