Beat the Street Forth and Clyde successfully concludes

Beat the Street Forth and Clyde has come to an end and the winning teams have been announced!

Local residents, businesses, and community groups and came together across Bonnybridge, Camelon and Kilsyth and together walked, cycled, rolled, wheeled, scooted and ran their way to a magnificent total of 15,272.5 miles during Beat the Street.

Over a four-week game taking place for four weeks, Beat the Street transformed the three town into a giant walking, running and cycling game where residents formed teams and walked, cycled, wheeled, scooted and ran around their community tapping special Beat Boxes on lampposts in order to score points.

A total of 2,185 residents took part in the physical activity competition with schools, community teams and workplaces competing to see who could travel the furthest.

On the schools leaderboard, Head of Muir Primary School topped both the total and average points leaderboard. They win a total of £300 in vouchers for books or sport equipment.

They tweeted: “A totally amazing effort from our school community. Well done everyone!”

St. Joseph’s Primary School in Bonnybridge came second on both leaderboards and have won a total of £200 in vouchers which they intend to spend on books.

Denise Anthony, Principal Teacher at St Joseph’s said: “Beat the Street has been a fantastic initiative.  The enthusiasm and participation from our families has been excellent throughout the whole game and even the rain didn’t stop them!

“Some families have said they will be sad to see the Beat Boxes go. Countless photos showing happy families out on bikes, scooters and on foot with our lovely local countryside and landmarks in the background were posted on social media every day.

“In school we took classes out for walks to earn extra points too. We checked the leader board regularly and were so pleased that our small school managed to do so well.”

Beat the Street is being delivered by Intelligent Health on behalf of the Central Canals Development Project and is funded by the Kelvin Valley and Falkirk LEADER Programme and Paths for All’s Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Open Fund.

The Green Action Trust, one of Scotland’s leading environmental regeneration charities, is coordinating the Central Canals Development Project. Andy Macpherson, the trust’s development officer for the project added: “The Beat the Street game has encouraged people to consider walking instead of driving and to get outdoors and explore our local green spaces.

“From families taking the time to get active together, to people with long-term health conditions and to schools really taking up the challenge, it’s been fantastic to see so many people outside, being active and enjoying themselves in our beautiful area.”

Beat the Street continues in Eastbourne and East Renfrewshire and there are four smaller games currently taking place in Clay Cross and Sinfin in Derbyshire, plus Trowbridge and Bridgwater.

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