WITH the popular Beat the Street initiative postponed for the year, a free ‘Summer Challenge’ booklet has been created by council bosses.
The council has partnered with Intelligent Health, the organisation behind Beat the Street, and Barnsley Premier Leisure on the booklet, which is available in colour and black-and-white – so kids can colour it in themselves – online and from the Market Kitchen.
Coun Chris Lamb, cabinet spokesperson for environment and transport, said: “The Summer Challenge is a great way to move more as a family during the school holidays, keeping kids entertained with free activities.
“We know that lots of families were excited to take part in Beat the Street again this year, so we have created something to get people active and moving around our communities.
“We can’t wait to see families getting involved. Share your pictures and videos with us and let us know which challenges you’re enjoying the most.”
Dr William Bird, chief executive and founder of Intelligent Health, said: “We’re delighted to support Barnsley’s Summer Challenge and we are following the results of the Walking Challenge in particular, with interest.
“Just two ten-minute sessions o f physical activity a da y can really help to improve your overall physical fitness and muscle strength.
“Much like Beat the Street, we hope that the Summer Challenge will not only help people to get active, but also to spend more time with family and to safely explore the town’s green spaces.”
To receive hard copies of the Summer Challenge booklet, email Sport&ActiveRecreation@barnsley.gov.uk.
Free copies have been offered to every primary school in Barnsley.