Getting the area active

Great Cornard beat the street takes place for first time.
Thomas Gainsborough School, Head Lane, Great Cornard, Thomas Gainsborough School,Launch of Beat the Street with a walk from the school also with pupils, parents, teachers, governors, representatives from the steering group.
Jonathan Harvey with William age 14 months.
Picture Mark Westley ANL-160921-105800009
Great Cornard beat the street takes place for first time. Thomas Gainsborough School, Head Lane, Great Cornard, Thomas Gainsborough School,Launch of Beat the Street with a walk from the school also with pupils, parents, teachers, governors, representatives from the steering group. Jonathan Harvey with William age 14 months. Picture Mark Westley ANL-160921-105800009

Residents walk 150 times the length of Hadrian’s Wall

More than 3,000 people ran, walked or cycled 9,700 miles in just five days for the initiative – a free competition to get people more active.

Great Cornard beat the street takes place for first time.
Thomas Gainsborough School, Head Lane, Great Cornard, Thomas Gainsborough School,Launch of Beat the Street with a walk from the school also with pupils, parents, teachers, governors, representatives from the steering group.

Picture Mark Westley ANL-160921-105736009

Great Cornard beat the street takes place for first time. Thomas Gainsborough School, Head Lane, Great Cornard, Thomas Gainsborough School,Launch of Beat the Street with a walk from the school also with pupils, parents, teachers, governors, representatives from the steering group. Picture Mark Westley ANL-160921-105736009

Running until November 2, Beat the Street sees special ‘Beat Boxes’ placed on lampposts in Sudbury and Great Cornard.

Players can pick up a Beat the Street card at their nearest GP surgery, leisure centre or library and tap the Beat Boxes – collecting points for how far they travel.

Adult players must collect and register a Beat the Street card and join a team before tapping at least two Beat Boxes in an hour to score points.

Schoolchildren received fobs which have already been registered to their school.

Great Cornard beat the street takes place for first time.
Thomas Gainsborough School, Head Lane, Great Cornard, Thomas Gainsborough School,Launch of Beat the Street with a walk from the school also with pupils, parents, teachers, governors, representatives from the steering group.
TGS students  Alice Foster, Lewi Davis, Lewis Millar, Sam Clark, Jake Smith and Katie Sweeney with Great Cornard Paralympian Jonathan Adams
Picture Mark Westley ANL-160921-105811009

Great Cornard beat the street takes place for first time. Thomas Gainsborough School, Head Lane, Great Cornard, Thomas Gainsborough School,Launch of Beat the Street with a walk from the school also with pupils, parents, teachers, governors, representatives from the steering group. TGS students Alice Foster, Lewi Davis, Lewis Millar, Sam Clark, Jake Smith and Katie Sweeney with Great Cornard Paralympian Jonathan Adams Picture Mark Westley ANL-160921-105811009

Teams and individuals that travel furthest will win prizes. Currently in the lead is Wells Hall Primary School.

Thomas Gainsborough School pupils got to have a go at Beat the Street when it launched last Wednesday.

The scheme sees individuals and groups walking and cycling between points, tapping cards against boxes positioned throughout Sudbury and Cornard. Those that cover the greatest distance can win prizes.

For more information visit beatthestreet.me/SGC or like Beat the Street SGC on Facebook.

Great Cornard beat the street takes place for first time.
Thomas Gainsborough School, Head Lane, Great Cornard, Thomas Gainsborough School,Launch of Beat the Street with a walk from the school also with pupils, parents, teachers, governors, representatives from the steering group.
TGS students Alice Foster and Lewi Davis with Jonathan Adams and Jayne Tarbun project cooridinator and Jane Hatton Engagement manager
Picture Mark Westley ANL-160921-105718009

Great Cornard beat the street takes place for first time. Thomas Gainsborough School, Head Lane, Great Cornard, Thomas Gainsborough School,Launch of Beat the Street with a walk from the school also with pupils, parents, teachers, governors, representatives from the steering group. TGS students Alice Foster and Lewi Davis with Jonathan Adams and Jayne Tarbun project cooridinator and Jane Hatton Engagement manager Picture Mark Westley ANL-160921-105718009