COVENTRY schools are being given the chance to keep their pupils active and win bespoke awards as the city’s Go Parks returns.
The Active School Challenge had almost 29,000 entries and more than 100 schools taking part in the four-week race in February.
Pupils are tasked with getting the most Go Parks points and this latest challenge will have a theme to celebrate Coventry’s UK City of Culture.
Entrants must be a Go CV member, enabling them to place votes easier by using a new entry process using an online platform.
The challenge is free to enter and is being held in partnership with Coventry East and West School Games organisers who host sport and physical activity competitions across Coventry’s schools.
Culture Coventry, operated by CV Life, Coventry Cultural Education Partnership (CCEP) and Coventry City of Culture Trust are also working with the Go Parks team to deliver cultural activities throughout the Challenge.
Schools will provide pupils with the Go Parks activities and challenges to get active along with encouraging them to visit the QR codes with their friends and families to scan and therefore gain points for their schools.
Coun Kamran Caan, Coventry City Council’s cabinet member for public health and sport, said: “I love that we are incorporating the cultural element into the challenge this time.
“Families will be getting active, using our green spaces and parks and visiting cultural venues in the city – all for free.”
Visit go-cv.co.uk for more on the challenge and to sign up to the scheme. People can also scan the QR code on Go Parks banners or posters and log into their Go CV account to enter.
The posters and banners can be found in more than 50 parks and cultural locations around Coventry. Among those participating are Edgwick Park, Jardine Crescent Play Area, Coventry Transport Museum and Coventry Cathedral.