Kettering celebrates Beat the Street success

Published: Friday, 8th November 2019

Winning schools, workplaces and community groups from across Kettering are celebrating topping the leader boards after 6 weeks of the Beat the Street challenge.

From 25th September to 6th November, Beat the Street challenged residents to walk, cycle, run and scoot as far as possible for a chance to score and win prizes. A total of 8,629 people took part and together travelled an amazing 85,008.5 miles!

Brambleside Primary School have topped the total points leader board and have come in second place on the average points leader board. With 451,950 points, their team of 773 members travelled 14,492 miles! For their fantastic achievement, the school will win £700 of vouchers for sports equipment or books.

Twenty-one schools and 26 community teams in the town took part. The winning teams are as follows:

Schools – total points:

  1. Brambleside Primary School
  2. Hall Meadow Primary School
  3. Millbrook Junior School

Schools – average points:

  1. Hall Meadow Primary School
  2. Brambleside Primary School
  3. Millbrook Junior School

Community and workplace – total points

  1. Fast and Physio
  2. Stepping Stones pre-school
  3. Democracy in Motion

Community and workplace-average points

  1. Fast and physio
  2. Democracy in Motion
  3. Green Patch

Charity Team Winner: British Heart Foundation

Small Team Winner: SFS

There will now be a celebration event from 12pm to 2.30pm on Saturday 23rd November at the Corn Market Hall. The winning teams will be presented with trophies and prizes for beating the competition and topping the leader boards! Everyone who enjoyed Beat the Street is welcome to attend.

Although the game has finished, Beat the Street will continue to work with local groups, schools and residents to encourage people to maintain the changes made during the game. To find out more about how the Beat the Street could help you get moving please contact team.kettering@beatthestreet.me

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“Congratulations to all the winning teams in Beat the Street and well done to every person who participated. Together you all reached a monumental distance of 85,008 in only six weeks which is an incredible accomplishment.”