Barnsley has successfully managed to Beat the Street!

The Barnsley Beat the Street challenge has come to an incredible conclusion after the game came to an end at 7pm on Thursday 22 July.

Beat the Street Barnsley has been a real success story of how a community can come together to achieve something amazing.

A total of 22,661 people signed up and walked, cycled and rolled 161,043 miles during the six-week challenge which took place from Thursday 10 June to Thursday 22 July and transformed Barnsley borough into a real-life game.

The winners have now been announced and the game’s chosen charity Barnsley Hospice will be presented with £500.

The winners are:

Central Barnsley Schools – total points

  1. The Mill Academy
  2. Worsbrough Common Primary School
  3. Shawlands Primary School

Central Barnsley Schools – average points

  1. The Mill Academy
  2. Shawlands Primary School
  3. Worsbrough Common 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

South schools - average points

  1. Tankersley St Peter’s C of E (aided) Primary School
  2. West Meadows Primary School
  3. St Michael and All Angels Catholic Primary School

North East schools – total points

  1. Royston St John Baptist CE Primary
  2. Upperwood Academy
  3. Churchfield Primary School

North East schools - average points

  1. Royston St John Baptist CE Primary School
  2. Brierley C of E VA (aided) Primary School
  3. Upperwood Academy

North schools – total points

  1. Darton Primary School
  2. Kexborough Primary School
  3. Athersley South Primary School

North schools – average points

  1. Athersley South Primary School
  2. Darton Primary School
  3. Kexborough Primary School

Penistone – total points

  1. Penistone St John’s VA Primary School
  2. Springvale Primary School
  3. Silkstone Primary School

Penistone - average points

  1. Silkstone Primary School
  2. Springvale Primary School
  3. Millhouse Primary School

Dearne – total points

  1. Carrfield Primary Academy
  2. The Hill Primary Academy
  3. Gooseacre Primary Academy

Dearne – average points

  1. Carrfield Primary Academy
  2. The Hill Primary Academy
  3. Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Running and cycling teams – total points

  1. Mother Runners Barnsley
  2. Kingstone Harriers
  3. Barnsley Harriers

Running and cycling teams – average points

  1. Kingstone Runners
  2. Mother Runners Barnsley
  3. Barnsley Harriers

Workplace teams – total points

  1. NEOs
  2. Targeted Youth Support
  3. HR & WSG

Workplace teams - average 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

Community teams – average 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

Kayla Kavanagh from the Mother Runners said: “We are just thrilled to have won and still can’t believe it! Congratulations to all our ladies and their families who worked incredibly hard as a team, day and night to make this happen. It’s been an intense six weeks that has brought us all closer together and we’re absolutely delighted to have won on our first year entering the competition.”

Cllr Jim Andrews, Cabinet Spokesperson for Public Health, said: “It has been a fantastic 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 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 enjoyable conversations being struck up and people trying new activities.

“The enthusiasm and participation in all weathers is something that everyone in Barnsley should be very proud of. Congratulations to the winning teams, but don’t forget that anyone who has become more active is a winner too!

“Although the game has finished, we will continue to work with local groups, schools and residents to encourage people to maintain those lifestyle changes that they have made during the game.”

As part of the Beat the Street legacy, we have two more exciting games for families to take part in this summer. First – Barnsley Summer Challenges, where residents are encouraged to download a digital booklet and complete as many challenges as possible, with a chance of winning some great prizes.

The second one is Go Discover Trails – after great success last year, we are once again asking our residents to go out, explore the borough and find as many hidden Beat the Street characters across more than 30 locations!

Barnsley Summer Challenges has already started and is running until Sunday 29 August. The Go Discover Trails will commence on Monday 2 August and will be running until Sunday 5 September.

For more information about Barnsley Summer Challenges and Go Discover Trails, please visit the What’s Your Move website at or keep an eye on their Facebook and Twitter channels.

Beat the Street was funded by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Sport England and the National Lottery, and was delivered by Intelligent Health.

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