*Total for active breaks, recesses, physical education classes, daycare and special activities.
With the help of our brand-new Calcul-o-Cube, you will be able to tally the number of energy cubes earned directly online. In short, it is a dynamic numerical spreadsheet. Here’s how to use it :
The Challenge Leader duties include registering the school in the contest to the Challenge and entering the accumulated Energy Cubes on Planet Cube. The Challenge Leader must also communicate the contest Challenge 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.
The Class Leader is responsible for totalling the Energy Cubes accumulated by students at school and those recorded in their logbooks. They transmit the result to the school Challenge Leader on a weekly basis. The Class Leader can be the teacher, a parent or a student.
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.
For the energy cubes accumulated by the family to be counted, the activity must be done with the participating child. Each immediate family member earns 1 energy cube for every 15 minutes of physical activity performed with the 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.
For students without a hard copy of the logbook, a version is available in Student logbooks will be sent free of charge to registered schools in Quebec. Shipments to schools will begin in April, while supplies last. The Student Logbook can also be downloaded in the Toolbox section by the school or parent.
The Energy Cubes Challenge provides compiling tools for schools, including a printable Student logbook, the Class Leader's tally sheet and the School Leader's tally sheet. These tools are optionals but strongly recommended, and each school can modify them as needed. These tools can be downloaded from the Toolbox section. The Class Leader's tally sheet must be printed and distributed to each class. The Energy Cubes Challenge School Leader must fill out the School Leader’s tally sheet as well.
For more information on how to record Energy Cubes, please see the Challenge rules.
Compilation is done using the Student logbooks. 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 record Energy Cubes using either their own method or the tools provided, like our new Calcul-o-Cube. Note that an Energy Cubes cannot be recorded more than once.
The School Leader makes sure to enter the number of Cubes accumulated by each group on Planet Cube.
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
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