It has been a case of best feet forward literally, for the pupils of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, as they ran out winners of Beat the Street Isleworth.
The school, in South Street, topped the overall leaderboard, scoring 316, 320 points. They also topped the average points leaderboard for the most miles walked by each team member.
Getting active with Beat the Street has earnt the school a prize of £500 worth of Decathlon vouchers and they were also presented with a trophy.
Farley Marsh, Headteacher of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School said: “Beat the Street has been an extremely enjoyable and fun experience.
“I’ve been so impressed with how the whole community has increased their walking, scooting and cycling. Let’s keep it up!”
Isleworth’s Beat the Street challenge has come to an end with a grand total of 52,774.50 miles travelled.
The walking game took place over seven weeks with the aim of encouraging local people to get more physically active and to get more to walk, cycle, scoot or run.
More than 4,200 people took part including seven Isleworth primary schools.
Coming in at a credible second place, was Isleworth Town Primary School (212,800 points) and in third place, Marlborough Primary School [158,450 points, who will win £250 and £150 in sports vouchers respectively.
The Blue School and Isleworth Town Primary School came second and third on the average points leaderboard and also win sports vouchers to the value of £250 and £150.
Councillor Ed Mayne, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Leisure, Hounslow Council, said: “Congratulations to everyone who took part.
“It has been fantastic to see the effort put in by our schools and the local community to Beat the Street Isleworth.
“Not only has everyone had fun but it has encouraged so many to be more active, to try different sports or even just enjoy a simple walk.
“The next challenge now is to continue being active and hopefully taking part in Beat the Street has inspired everyone to do this.”
James Jebb, Beat the Street Project Engagement, said: “The impact of the Beat the Street competition in the area has been enormous.
“Please keep up the great work and continue to walk where possible. Everyone should be proud of these positive steps you’ve taken to improve your health.”
Anyone who has benefited from Beat the Street and wants to continue to get active should visit https://oneyouhounslow.org.uk/family-programmes-change-for-life/ or http://www.hounslow.info/news-events/events-calendar
Beat the Street is returning to Hounslow later this year and announcements will be made @btshounslow and on the Beat the Street Hounslow page.