Isleworth’s Beat the Street challenge has come to an end this week with a grand total of 52774.50 miles travelled!
The walking game took place for seven weeks with the aim of encouraging local people to get more physically active and to get more people to walk, cycle, scoot or run.
More than 4,200 people took part including seven Isleworth primary schools, and the eventual winner of the overall leaderboard was St Mary’s Catholic Primary School who scored 316, 320 points. They also topped the average points leaderboard for the most miles walked per team member. They will win a prize of £500 for each leaderboard and a trophy.
In second and third place were Isleworth Town Primary School (212,800 points) and Marlborough Primary School on 158,450 points, who will win £250 and £150 respectively.
The Blue School and Isleworth Town Primary School came second and third on the average points leaderboard and also win £250 and £150.
Head teacher Farley Marsh from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School said: “Beat the Street has been an extremely enjoyable and fun experience. I’ve been so impressed with how the whole community has increased their walking, scooting and cycling. Let’s keep it up!”
His colleague at the school, Sam Pipola, who co-ordinated the school’s participation in Beat the Street, added: “It has been very satisfying to see how enthusiastically St Mary’s pupils, their parents and the school staff have embraced the Beat the Street challenge.”
Beat the Street project engagement manager James Jebb, said: “Congratulations to everyone who took part. The impact of the Beat the Street competition on the area has been enormous, with many more people on the streets and a real buzz in the community. Please keep up the great work and continue to walk where possible — you should really be proud of these positive steps you’ve taken for your health.”
Anyone who has benefited from Beat the Street and wants to continue to get active should visit https://oneyouhounslow.org.uk/family-programmes-change-for-life/ or http://www.hounslow.info/news-events/events-calendar Additionally, Beat the Street is returning to Hounslow later this year and announcements will be made @btshounslow and on the Beat the Street Hounslow page nearer to the time.