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Beat The Street

Walking, running and cycling challenge


114 Year 7 and 8 pupils from The Broxbourne School are taking part in a walking, running and cycling challenge funded by Hertfordshire County Council to promote healthier lifestyles.

The competition (called Beat the Street) runs from 3 June to 15 July and people score points and win prizes by tapping a dedicated RFID (Radio Frequency ID) card on sensors called Beat Boxes.  Players tap their Beat the Street card (like an Oyster card) or key fob at various points on their way to and from work, school and to the shops.

The challenge is for the communities of Broxbourne, Stevenage, Hemel Hempstead and Watford to travel 500,000 miles over the six-week duration of the competition.  If the target is met by each area, £1,000 will be donated to a charity in each region – for Broxbourne this will be Teens Unite (

Individual teams can also win up to £500 if they achieve highest point scores.  The Broxbourne School is currently second in the league, so keep up the good work!

For more information please contact Mr Sweetland, or visit