The Grand défi Pierre Lavoie’s mission is to encourage young people to adopt healthy life habits. To achieve its goal, the Grand défi has partnered with schools to help kids make healthier choices in their everyday lives, to build habits that will become the norm for future generations.
The Energy Cubes Challenge is a great way to get families to be active and team-up with their school towards a healthier lifestyle!
Is your child’s school participating in the Energy Cubes Challenge? Your commitment influences a great deal on how your child will enjoy the Challenge and benefit from it. Here’s how you can contribute in your child's success :
Any group or individual activity that requires physical exertion or raises the heart rate counts toward the accumulation of Energy Cubes. Examples include soccer, basketball, mini-basketball, jump rope, skateboarding, biking, swimming, diving, relay racing, hiking, skating, playing ball, gymnastics, Frisbee, badminton, flag football, hockey, track and field, tchouk-ball, golf, judo, skiing, curling, horseback riding and active video games such as Kinect and Wii Fit games.
Group and individual activities requiring little physical exertion are not counted toward the accumulation of Energy Cubes. These include passive video games, card games, board games, pool, fishing, driving a quad and minigolf.
The activity must be done with the participating child in order to count as Energy Cube collecting activity.
Trainers, sports team members, extended family members (uncles, aunts, godfathers, godmothers, etc.), pets (!) and others cannot accumulate Energy Cubes. They are, however, welcome to move to encourage students in their challenge.
For students without a hard copy of the logbook, a version is available in the Tool Box section of our website. Schools and parents can download the logbook and print it out.
Students must do physical activity logbook entries independently and have a parent approve it. Adult signature is required for the entry to count towards the total of collected Energy cubes.