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Beat the Street awards for MyPlace teams





Media information from Middlesbrough Council

Press and Public Relations Office (01642) 729502/3



Teams from a key Middlesbrough youth hub got on the move to land awards in a popular game that took the town by storm.

Beat the Streetsaw nearly 15,000 people take up the challenge to get walking, talking and rediscovering their town, covering a staggering 110,724 miles in the process.

The pioneering game aims to help people of all ages improve their health and wellbeing by making small changes such as walking or cycling to school every day.

Using a fob or game card, players had to find their nearest ‘Beat Box' on lampposts around the town, with sensors recording the player's points tally.

Among those taking part was a group of women who use the Middlehavenmyplacehub on Tuesday mornings, supported by the Stronger Communities Middlesbrough team.

Their efforts landed them awards for coming fourth in the Community and Workplace Teams categories (total points and average points) against stiff competition.

Jolande Mace, Middlesbrough Council's Strategic Cohesion and Migration Manager, said: "My team supported a group of ladies who were new to Middlesbrough in joining the game.

"This enabled them to get to know their local environment and be active and healthy.

"We're very proud of themyplaceladies for obtaining so many points!

"My team also signed up to this community group and we all enjoyed taking part as well."

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Pn6761 Beat Pic 1: MyPlace ladies and Music Santa with Beat the Street Certificates.

Pn6761 Beat Pic 2: Rama from Stronger Communities Middlesbrough joining in with the music.

Pn6761 Beat Pic 3: MyPlace Babies enjoying Santa's singing.

Pn6761 Beat Pic 4: MyPlace Ladies and Babies, Stronger Communities Middlesbrough, and Music Santa.

Pn6761 Beat Pic 5: MyPlace Ladies and Music Santa with Beat the Street Certificates.