What is the role of the teacher responsible for the Energy Cubes Challenge?
What is the role of the class contact?
The challenge leader duties include registering the school in the contest and entering the accumulated energy cubes on Planet Cube. The teacher responsible for the challenge must also communicate the contest rules to other teachers, students and parents. They should encourage everyone to engage in physical activity throughout the challenge. If they like, they can also initiate sporting activities at their school to increase the number of energy cubes collected.
What counts as an energy cube activity?
The class contact is responsible for totalling the energy cubes accumulated by students and recorded in their logbooks. They transmit the result to the school contest leader on a weekly basis. The class contact can be the teacher, a parent or a student.
Who can accumulate energy cubes?
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.
Where are Student logbooks available?
- Students and their immediate family (parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters)
- School staff and their immediate family (spouses and children)
For the energy cubes accumulated by the family to be counted, the activity must be done with the participating child.
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.
Where are the other compiling tools (School contest leader’s tally sheet, class contact’s calendar) available?
Paper versions of the student logbook will be sent directly (while supplies last) to participating schools for free, which will then be in charge of distributing them to the students. For students without a paper copy of the logbook, a condensed version is available on the Toolbox section of our website. Schools and parents can download the logbook and print it out (1 page, double-sided).
How result are compiled?
The Grand défi Pierre Lavoie provides compiling tools for schools, including the condensed Student logbook, the class contact’s calendar and the school contest leader’s tally sheet. These tools are recommended by the Grand défi, and each school can modify them as needed. These tools can be downloaded from the Toolbox section. The class contact’s calendar must be printed and distributed to each class. The teacher responsible for the Energy cubes challenge contest must fill out the school contest leader’s tally sheet.
For more information on how to record energy cubes, please consult the contest rules.
How is the average total of energy cubes per student calculated?
Compilation is done using the student logbooks downloadable from the Toolbox section. Students must enter their sessions of physical activity in the logbook on their own and have it approved by a parent. An adult’s signature is essential for the child’s exercise session(s) to be admissible for the accumulation of energy cubes.
The logbook is used for activities performed at home. At school, such as during gym class or recess, teachers ecord energy cubes using either their own method or the tools we provide them. Note that an energy cube cannot be earned more than once.
How are the winning schools chosen?
Calculating the average number of energy cubes per student makes it possible to compare results between participating schools—which regularly compile their results online using the same basis—regardless of the number of students at the school.
Average cubes per student:
Total number of cubes accumulated by your school ÷ Total number of students in your school
The draw for the Grand Prize event and the Vehicube visits takes into account the energy cubes accumulated during May’s Energy cubes challenge. Based on the average number of energy cubes accumulated by its students, schools will be entered into the draw 1, 2 or 3 times.
Ranking table for cubes
|Average cubes per student
||Number of entries in the draw
|200 to 299 cubes
|300 to 449 cubes
|Over 450 cubes
In addition to Favourite School, there will be one winning school in each of Quebec’s 17 administrative regions.