5th Jul, 2022

Coventry's Active schools park challenge is back with Commonwealth Games special

Ryan Smith 22nd Jun, 2022

THE Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge is back for a 17-day commonwealth games special from July 1.

Go Parks aims to give residents new and exciting ways to use Coventry’s green spaces, and features exercise, well-being and cultural elements.

The challenge encourages schools and families to visit parks and win points while helping them stay active.

The Commonwealth edition of the challenge is open to all residents and will feature a new point and scoring interface with a virtual sticker book and inter-family competition features.

Schools will be competing against one another to top the leaderboard by gaining the most points.

Over 80,000 residents took part in challenges last February and October, including more than 100 schools.

Every entrant will need to be signed up to Go CV which lets them place votes using the new Go Parks system.

Each of the 25 parks that will be a part of the challenge will be allocated a sport that will be taking place at the Commonwealth Games, International Children’s Games or Rugby League World Cup, which Coventry will be hosting in 2022.

Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport, Coun Kamran Caan said:

“It’s great that we have found a way to bring together all of the major sporting events that Coventry is hosting over the next few months.

“This Challenge is so inclusive and allows residents to get active in any way they choose – whether that’s cycling to each scanning point or walking the dog, we love to see it all.”

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