THE WINNERS of an annual competition designed to get residents out-and-about have been announced.

Beat the Street launched on June 10 and ran until Thursday.

The activity, which usually runs throughout the summer holidays requires players to gain points by checking in at sensor points, called Beat Boxes, across the town. The more Beat Boxes you visit within an hour, the more points you gain.

Throughout this year's competition, more than 22,000 people took part and walked, cycled, or ran more than 161,000 miles.

Coun Jim Andrews, cabinet spokesperson for public health, said: “It has been an amazing Beat the Street for Barnsley 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 heard lovely anecdotes about people who visited every Beat Box, stories about lovely conversations being struck up and people trying out new activities.”

With the competition now closed, it's time to reveal the winners of this year's competition...

Central Barnsley Schools – total points

1. The Mill Academy

2. Worsborough Common Primary School

3. Shawlands Primary School

South schools – total points

1. West Meadows Primary School

2. High View Primary Learning Centre

3. The Ellis Church of England (VA) Primary School

North east schools – total points

1. Royston St John Baptist CE Primary

2. Upperwood Academy

3. Churchfield Primary School

North schools – total points

1. Darton Primary School

2. Kexborough Primary School

3. Athersley South Primary School

Penistone – total points

1. Penistone St John’s VA Primary School

2. Springvale Primary School

3. Silkstone Primary School

Dearne – total points

1. Carrfield Primary Academy

2. The Hill Primary Academy

3. Gooseacre Primary Academy

Running and cycling teams – total points

1. Mother Runners Barnsley

2. Kingstone Harriers

3. Barnsley Harriers

Workplace teams – total points

1. NEOs

2. Targeted Youth Support

3. HR & WSG

Community teams – total points

1. Barnsley Leaders Junior Basketball Club

2. Age UK Barnsley

3. Metrodome Leisure Centre

Individual leaderboard – total points

1. Vikstar


1. Barnsley Hospice

Small teams – total points

1. Modern Martial Arts