Beat the Street Swindon enters its final week with nearly 30,000 people from the town playing the physical activity game!
19th October 2021
Final push for Beat the Street Swindon!
Beat the Street – the game taking place across Swindon – draws to a close this week.
From Wednesday 20th October, it’s the game’s Go Celebrate week, where each Beat Box will give out double points.
The game will come to an end at 7pm on the 27th October. On that date the leaderboard comes down. The winners get announced shortly after the competition.
More than 29,200 people have signed up and have together walked, cycled, wheeled, run and scooted an incredible 284,000 miles so far in the competition.
Haydonleigh Primary School leads the total points leaderboard. Meanwhile, Centurion Wolf Explorers is at the top of the average points leaderboard.
It’s a partnership
Swindon Borough Council have brought Beat the Street to you in partnership with Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP), and Swindon Healthy Schools. Intelligent Health are the delivery partners.
Councillor Brian Ford, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: ‘The six-week game has gone by so fast. It’s been the talk of the town for the past few weeks.
‘It’s been fantastic to see everyone getting active as a community. And, what’s more, hearing stories of people spending more time as a family and chatting more to their neighbours. Players have got to experience green spaces and parts of the town that they may not have known about before.
The Beat the Street game itself is only the start though. When the game comes to an end, we’ll continue to work with the local community to ensure that these healthy lifestyle habits continue.
More information including the winning teams will be available at www.beatthestreet.me/swindon
To find out other ways you can stay active and reduce your impact on the environment beyond the game, visit the Be the Change webpages: www.swindon.gov.uk/bethechange