David Livingstone Memorial Primary Wins!

Hamilton and Blantyre’s Beat the Street challenge has shown how communities can come together to achieve something amazing.

More than 8400 people signed up and walked, cycled and ran 133,999 miles during the six-week challenge, transforming the two towns into a real-life game.

Additionally, the incredible total of miles clocked up means that Kilbryde Hospice will receive a donation of £500.

The winners are:

Schools – total points:

  1. David Livingstone Memorial Primary School
  2. Woodside Primary School
  3. Udston Primary School

Schools – average points:

  1. David Livingstone Memorial Primary School
  2. St John’s Primary School
  3. Udston Primary School

Community and workplace teams – total points

  1. Happenin’ Dance
  2. 3rd Blantyre Scout Group
  3. Eddlewood Boys Club 2009

Community and workplace teams – average points:

  1. 3rd Blantyre Scout Group
  2. Happenin’ Dance
  3. Eddlewood Boys Club 2009

Small teams – total points

  1. Eddlewood Community Action Group

Individual leaderboard – total points

  1. James Skinner

David Livingstone Memorial Primary School has won the total and average points leaderboards, meaning they will be presented with £350 in vouchers for each.

Head teacher Linda Callender, said: “Beat the Street has been a huge success for the school, with lots of families engaging in the challenge and discovering places in the local area that they did not even know existed as they desperately looked to find another Beat Box to swipe with their card or fob.

“Children and their families have benefited from being out in the open air and have been walking, scootering or cycling for miles! I became so addicted to the challenge myself that I actually ran more than 15 miles one day throughout Blantyre and Hamilton, swiping 30 different Beat Boxes on route! Fitness levels have definitely increased for all of us, myself included!”

And Michael McGlynn, Executive Director of Community and Enterprise Resources, added: “It has been an amazing Beat the Street for Hamilton and Blantyre and we’d like to thank everyone who took part.

“We have seen such passion and commitment from players who have got in touch to tell us their stories about how they have loved the game and will be sorry to see the Beat Boxes go!

“We’ve heard from people who have got fitter, spent more quality time together as a family out and about and really got to know the local area on foot in a way that you just don’t when you’re driving.

We’ve also heard lovely anecdotes about people who visited every Beat Box, stories about lovely conversations being struck up and people trying out new activities.

“The enthusiasm and participation in all weathers is something that everyone who took part should be very proud of. Congratulations to the winning teams, but don’t forget that anyone who has become more active is a winner too.

“Although the game has now officially finished we will continue to work with local groups, schools and residents to encourage people to maintain those lifestyle changes that they have made during the game.”

The Beat the Street game which took place from 17 March to 28 April was delivered by Intelligent Health on behalf of the council with support from South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, Smarter Choices, Smarter Places and the Scottish Government.

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