This year the Club got involved with beat the street. Beat the Street is a community-wide programme which improves the health and wellbeing of entire towns and cities by getting people of all ages moving. It is evidence-based and leads to long term behaviour change by creating a social norm around walking and cycling. Participants can pick up a Beat the Street card which contains radio-frequency identification technology and tap them against sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’ located on lamp posts across the area. Players receive points for each box they tap and can even create or join teams which can receive prizes for tapping the most boxes; this motivates entire schools, community groups and businesses into becoming more active. On average, across all Beat the Street projects, the proportion of people meeting the physical activity guidelines increased from 40% to 50%. In previous years, 1 out of every 7 adults said they were inactive at the start of Beat the Street. By the end of Beat the Street, 78% of these people reported that they had become more active. After about 6 months, its estimated that about half of the people who became more active continued to be more active.
25,790 people played in Wolverhampton!
They travelled 163,342.5 miles across the City, that’s more than 6 ½ times around the world!
And JJ karate club won the team with the highest average point’s trophy with 4246 average points per player in the team. The prize was £750 of vouchers for Decathlon which we spent on new sparring equipment for the club.
We were invited to the Molineux Stadium for the prize giving ceremony and we did a demonstration.
And during the summer course we presented the students involved with our award.