Hammersmith pupils press play on Beat the Street

Boxes were beat all over the borough as we kicked off our new ‘Beat the Street’ competition on Wednesday 28 February.

Pupils from Brackenbury primary school at a Beat Box in Ravenscourt Gardens, Hammersmith

Boxes were beat all over the borough on Wednesday as we kicked off our new ‘Beat the Street’ competition.

Pupils from Brackenbury primary school secured their first points, using their new contactless cards and maps to scour for check points in and around Ravenscourt Park.

“The physical maps are fantastic and the children have loved using them to plan out walking routes to tap Beat Boxes around Hammersmith,” said Sophie Manser, Teacher at Brackenbury primary school.

“It's been a great way to encourage children to have a break from electronic gadgets and use paper maps and to get outside. All the children have been super excited to take part in Beat the Street.”

Running from 28 February until 10 April, the interactive walking game lets players collect points for their team as they travel the borough for fitness, fun and prizes.

Become H&F’s best travelled team

More than 7,000 residents across 50 community groups have stepped up to the plate, including students from:

  • Greenside Primary School (Shepherds Bush)

  • St James Preparatory School (West Kensington)

  • St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic School and Sulivan Primary School (Fulham).

Players can collect points by visiting two – or more – of H&F’s 140 Beat Box locations within an hour. Teams can track their progress via the digital leaderboard on the Beat The Street website.

“We’re hoping that as many residents as possible take the opportunity to take part and get out and about,” said Cllr Bora Kwon, H&F Cabinet Member for Civic Renewal, at the event. “It’s part of our offer to residents, community groups and schools to use their streets for community activities.”

On the hunt for Beat Boxes in Ravenscourt Park

Extra points on H&F Heritage trails

Themed weeks will offer players bonus points on certain routes for a limited amount of time, starting with H&F’s Heritage Trails.

On Saturday 9 March, 9 am to 11am, residents will earn double points when checking into Beat Boxes along our Black Heritage Trail. It connects key places of former H&F locals including Mahatma Gandhi, Fanny Eaton, Esther Bruce, and others.

On Sunday 10 March, same time, go explore our brand new Women’s History trail through Hammersmith to learn about local legends Mary (May) Morris, Eartha Kitt and Verity Lambert – and collect double points as you go.

Meanwhile, we’re offering three lucky winners 30 points and a Love2Shop voucher worth £30.

To enter the prize draw, follow Beat The Street H&F on Facebook and Twitter, and email us on tickets@lbhf.gov.uk with your name and social media handles.

Parents need to enter on behalf of their children. Winners will be selected at random. Usual rules apply.

Shepherds Bush pupils from St Stephens primary school exploring one of H&F's Black Heritage Trails

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