Today Year 5 and 6 have been walking to earn points for ‘beat the street’ . Old Park are currently ranked 16th in Sandwell.
Beat the Street Sandwell will run from Saturday 18 February – Friday 7 April! Beat the Street is a free, fun game for the communities of Sandwell to see how far you can walk, cycle, run and move any which way you can!
All children have been given a Beat the Street card which contains radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology and tap them against sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’ located on lamp posts across the area. Players receive points for each box they tap and can even create or join teams which can receive prizes for tapping the most boxes; this motivates entire schools, community groups and businesses into becoming more active.
Check out the website for more details and maps in the local area of where to find the ‘Beat Boxes’.