I am sure everyone will agree it has been disappointing to see so many school events cancelled this year. As A community of forward thinkers, we have decided we can still offer our Indooroopilly State High School community the option to participate in a Virtual Cross Country.
While we may not be able to hold a carnival at school, we still want to encourage students to be active, get points for their houses and allow us to recognise the sporting abilities of our students.
During the next month, we will be holding a Virtual Cross Country Carnival where students will be able to compete for personal glory by way of the 'Virtual Age Champion', also compete for their house and earn points for the Cross Country shields.
The competition will work by students tracking runs, jogs or walks completed in their own time and submitting these details. For every kilometre completed, students will earn one point for their house in the house competition. As the carnival will be run over a number of weeks, students can complete as many runs, jogs or walks and submit as many entries as they would like.
Students simply need to track their exercise session using any fitness app that records time, distance and a map of the course run. A screenshot of this activity will be submitted by emailing in the entry. Alternatively, you could keep a journal of run dates, distances and times signed by a parent or guardian, and submit this each week.
To allow us to keep track of participation, students will need to submit entries. Simply nominate by completing and returning the ISHS Virtual Cross Country Entry Form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special Virtual Cross Country OneNote will then be set up for you to upload each of your entries by taking a screenshot of your tracking app or uploading a photo of your journal with your name, date of birth and house.
The Carnival runs from 19 June to 17 July. Entries close at 3.00pm on 17 July.
Check the email sent to all students and staff this week for more details and a copy of the ISHS Virtual Cross Country Entry Form.
Head of Department