Students at The Riverina Anglican College used to count down the minutes until Friday afternoon. Not only did that herald the start of their weekend, it was also the combined school's sports session.
So when COVID-19 put a stop to the latter, PE teacher Alice Mattingly came up with a way to keep the students virtually active.
"We knew the transition to online learning would be tricky, so we wanted to help the students stay physically active and connected to peers and teachers," Ms Mattingly said.
Every kilometre the students and staff run, ride, or walk, earns their house group points via the school's app.
To safeguard against potential cheats claiming false kilometres, the app uses GPS tracking.
Over the past four weeks, the school's 400 participants have logged a cumulative 7000km.
House captain of Browning, who are in the lead, Cassie Sutton, 17, has contributed around 25km.
"I usually prefer to swim but with the pools closed, I've taken up running with my mum. She does marathons," Cassie said.
After injuring her ankle at the school's athletics carnival, the virtual sports challenge has aided her recovery.
"I've just gotten out of physio. For weeks I could only do walking, then COVID-19 stopped me swimming too," Cassie said.
"It was a bit of setback."
To motivate her fellow students, Cassie has been sending out weekly house challenges with prize incentives.
It seems to have worked, with her house maintaining a strong lead so far this term.
But whether they will be able to hold the lead until the end of the term is another matter, with house group Stanley is now 200km behind, while Fox and Sheppard are fast approaching.
"Hopefully knowing others are in close competition will get us out and doing more," Cassie said.