During the challenge, Stomper, the leader of the Pompey Monsters, encourages children to stomp (walk, cycle or scoot*) as many times as possible on their way to and from school. Children who take part will earn in-app challenge badges to encourage them to keep going and continue to earn rewards.
Every stomp counts as children record their progress through the app to compete with other classes for extra playtime. The children’s stomps all add up as participating schools in the north and south of Portsmouth compete with each other for the chance to win the top prize – a BMX show or a choice of great runners-up prizes, between Monday 25 September and Friday 10 November.
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’.
How does the challenge help?
Hundreds of children have enjoyed the challenge so far and we are pleased to continue to work with Go Jauntly to host the challenge on their app. The challenge helps parents, carers and children to choose healthier and safer routes to school, whilst working towards fantastic rewards for each class and for the school.
As well as encouraging children to be more active, the challenge helps 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 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.