22nd Oct, 2021

Thousands of entries for the Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge in first week

THE Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge – City of Culture Special has already seen thousands of Coventry residents get active, along with over 40,000 points allocated to schools.

The Challenge started on 1 October and will run for the duration of the month, ending the Challenge with a week of half-term fun and Halloween activities with Go CV.

The free-to-enter challenge is 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.

This month’s City of Culture Special has seen the Challenge incorporate cultural venues including the Coventry Transport Museum, Coventry Cathedral, Lunt Roman Fort and the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum into the list of venues with a Go Parks QR code.

Free, cultural activities have also been organised around the city each weekend of the Challenge, including Roman themed activities and parkour.

This weekend, free tile painting and other activities are available for anyone to join in, 11am-2pm in Jardine Crescent.

Coun Kamran Caan, cabinet member public health and sport, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many people that live and work in Coventry supporting the Challenge, getting active and enjoying the cultural elements we have brought into the Challenge to support the city’s title of UK City of Culture 2021.

“We continue to see Go CV’s membership number rise which is brilliant – not only so that they can take part in this brilliant Challenge that is accessible for all, but also because they will be able to get discounts and exclusive offers from our partners on events, sports and for attractions around the city.

“I’d like to encourage everyone to keep going with the Challenge; it’s great to see so many getting active and having fun while enjoying some friendly competition.”

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