Great Big Walk Day 1: In Kathmandu (1330m)

Meeting the Expedition Team In Kathmandu (1330m)

Today we will be meeting up with the members of our expedition team.  We’ll try to get to know each other, build team bonds, and work to take care of last minute tasks before we head out to begin the Great Big Walk.

Quote for the Day

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.
Ellen DeGeneres

Did You Know?

The population of Nepal is approximately 27 million which makes it the 41st most populous country in the world.

Find Your Fit Fact

People who walk and exercise more have a lower chance of exhibiting symptoms associated with colds and flu. This is because walking mobilizes the immune system which makes you more resistant to the symptoms of flu and other such diseases. When active people do have a flu, their symptoms are less severe than sedentary people by about 41%.

Activity Suggestion: Hiking Boot Tag

Outcome: To engage students in a fun game and to emphasize the importance of appropriate footwear when walking across Nepal.

Materials: N/A

Setup: N/A

Rules and procedures: Students will form groups of two.  The teacher shall quickly assign partners to ensure that no students are left behind or subject to rejection.  You will begin by telling the students that when walking across Nepal, they will need to wear proper hiking boots!

Ask everyone to don an imaginary backpack and hiking boots. Students then stand back to back to their partners.  On “Go”, both partners spin around 180 degree and face one another.  At this time, they attempt to tag their partners “hiking boot” with their own “hiking boot”.  Be sure to remind students that hiking boots are quite strong and that it is important not to stamp too hard on their partners feet.  Students should play best 4 of 7 rounds or continue playing until the teacher acknowledges the conclusion of the activity.


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