Beat the Street Kettering teams ‘Go Wild’

Published: Thursday, 24th October 2019

Beat the Street players in Kettering were asked to ‘Go Wild’ this week and to explore the area’s parks, green spaces and waterways with double points on selected Beat Boxes in these areas.

Beat the Street players in Kettering were asked to ‘Go Wild’ this week and to explore the area’s parks, green spaces and waterways with double points on selected Beat Boxes in these areas.

Beat the Street, along with Year of Green Action, The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, Groundwork’s community garden initiative ‘The Green Patch’  and local conservation group Natural-ISE, invited players to its Go Wild Day on Saturday, held beside The Green Patch in Kettering where participants took part in outdoor activities such as Beat the Street bingo, Find Beattie, animal dens, craft, and wildflower planting.

The Year of Green Action aims to connect people all around the country with nature and showing how to take positive action to improve the environment.

Taking place until 6th November, the Beat the Street game has seen the town transformed into a giant game where residents are rewarded with points and prizes for walking, cycling or scooting around the community. The teams who have travelled the furthest at the end of the competition will win vouchers for books, sports or fitness equipment.

So far, players have travelled more than 63,000 miles in the competition, with Brambleside Primary School topping the total points leaderboard and ‘Fast and Physio’ at the top of the average points leaderboard.

This week is ‘Go Active’ week in the Beat the Street competition and there are lots of events planned with the opportunity to score double points including double points at the Parkrun held at Wicksteed Park on Saturday morning at 9am.

Beat the Street players are also invited to try out Kettering Health Walks and the World Puddle Jumping Championships held at Wicksteed Park on Wednesday, 30th October from 10.30am to 12pm.

Cllr Scott Edwards, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Leisure, said:

“It’s incredible to see so many people in Kettering really embracing the Beat the Street game and there are noticeably more people and families out and about walking, cycling, running and scooting.

“We’d really like to see residents getting out there and tapping as much as possible in the remaining weeks of the game. As well as getting active, you could also be in with a chance winning great prizes for your school or community group.”

Visit beatthestreet.me/kettering to keep up to date with the leaderboards