The journey begins! The Olympic Federation of Ireland launched their new Olympic Schools Challenge - Road to Tokyo challenge and they want you to take part.

It is part of the Olympic Federation of Ireland’s Dare to Believe schools programme in association with FBD Insurance and sees Team Ireland calling on schools and families across the country to join them on an interactive journey from Ireland to Tokyo starting on 4 May all the way until 31 May.

The Olympic Schools Challenge Road to Tokyo offers schools across the country the opportunity to take part in a fun, interactive and educational journey with a host of Team Ireland athletes, as they begin preparations for the final months on the road to this year’s Olympic Games.

Schools and families can get involved by logging their physical activity and workouts, which convert to kilometres and move them closer to Tokyo each step of the way.

There will be four stopovers en route for all involved, where students will learn about the Olympics, Tokyo, and get some insights and pro tips from Team Ireland athletes.

There will be spot prizes, art challenges, and quizzes to make sure that all interests are catered for!

The athlete ambassadors for this programme are:

Ollie Dingley – Irish Diver (Rio Olympian)

Here he is showing us how he can go head over heels with three ways to do a somersault!

Anna O'Flanagan – Irish Hockey Player (qualified for Tokyo)

Sarah Lavin – Irish Athletics Hurdler (Olympic hopeful)

You can find out more about 'Dare to Believe' HERE

AND sign up to get involved in the Olympic Schools Challenge – Road to Tokyo here: HERE

Now in its third year, 'Dare to Believe' - which was set up with funding from Olympic Solidarity and is supported by FBD Insurance - brings the Olympics into the classroom for over 5,000 children nationwide. The school activation programme is championed and supported by the Olympic Federation of Ireland Athletes’ Commission, and was developed by 2008 Olympian, Róisín McGettigan-Dumas.

It teaches primary school students about Olympic Values and Olympism through a curriculum that includes over 40 of the approved education methodologies. The new Olympic Schools Challenge ‘Road to Tokyo’ will focus on exploring the joy of effort and the wider benefits of sport and staying active, with topics like teamwork, visualisation, motivation and goal setting discussed on the way