When: Saturday 25 May from 12pm – 2pm
Where: Walled Garden, Rushden Hall Park, Rushden, NN10 9NG
The celebration of the success of Beat the Street, East Northants.
The six-week interactive initiative that turned the district into a live game, Beat the Street East Northants, ended on 8 May. More than 8,000 local residents, businesses, community groups and schools travelled more than 73,000 miles together for Beat the Street.
Local schools and organisations created teams and competed against each other to see who could travel the furthest to win some fantastic prizes.
At a celebration event at Rushden Hall Park Wall Garden on Saturday 25 May, representatives from the winning teams will pick up their prizes and celebrate the end of the six-week game.
The winning schools will be awarded at special celebration assemblies following by activity sessions, and community groups will be awarded for their efforts at the event. There’ll be a chance to speak to the winners, participants and organisers of the initiative -Intelligent Health, Freedom Leisure and East Northamptonshire Council.
The Plan for the Afternoon
12:00pm – 12:10pm: Welcome from Hannah Smith, Engagement Coordinator East Northamptonshire
12:10pm – 12:20pm: Speeches from Cllr Dudley Hughes, Chairman of ENC, and Joe Bailey, Healthy & Active Lifestyles Officer at ENC
12:20pm – 12.40pm: Prize giving
12:40pm – 12.45pm: Closing speeches and picnic / games begin
12:45pm – 1:00pm: Photo opportunities and press interviews
- Took place from 27 March to 8 May
- More than 50 special sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’ appeared from Rushden to Thrapston
- Players tapped the Beat Boxes with cards and fobs to track their journey and earn points for themselves and their team
- Schools and community groups competed against each other to see if they can travel the furthest
- There were leader boards with prizes to win including sports, crafts and book vouchers
- Families encouraged to play for their local school while the wider community can create their own teams
- In addition to the leader board prizes, registered players could win weekly ‘Lucky Tap’ prizes for playing along – including vouchers and experience days
- Beat the Street is being delivered by Intelligent Health and is funded by The National Lottery on behalf of Sport England, and East Northamptonshire Council in partnership with Freedom Leisure, which manage leisure facilities across the district on behalf of the council