New winning team announced on Street Tag game
A community team in West Oxfordshire has been announced the winner of the second season of the community league of Street Tag, the free smartphone game app that offers rewards for exercise and daily activity.
Since its launch in Oxfordshire in October 2020, the app has been met with great enthusiasm by schools and communities with Oxfordshire having the highest sign-up rate for Street Tag in Britain. The Farthing Truss team won season two, which ran from January to May with 1,400,370 points.
Councillor Damian Haywood, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Equality, Oxfordshire County Council, said: “During this pandemic, finding time to get active has been shown to be doubly important: fitness helps our immune systems and better mental health is linked to increased physical activity – Street Tag can help you get both.
“By turning being active into tag competitions between friends and family members, while linking it to prizes, Street Tag can be an invaluable way of motivating you to get outside and staying healthy.
“I’d like to congratulate our winners of this season’s community league and all others that took part. However many points you collected you will have really benefited your health and wellbeing.”
Street Tag has two leagues; one for schools and one for communities. The community leaderboard provides opportunities for residents of an area to compete in smaller teams of up to six and scan virtual tags of their area, converting steps into Street Tag points, as well as joining online fitness classes to earn PE codes to be redeemed for more points.
Other results from the season two community league are that players walked and cycled 29,546 miles and walked 30,187,775 steps across Oxfordshire.
Further good news on Street Tag is that ten libraries have teamed up with the scheme to offer bonus points. If players go to pick up a book, they can now scan the Street Tag QR code to collect bonus points. The libraries are Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Henley, Kidlington, Oxfordshire County, Thame, Wantage and Witney.
Players can also treble their points during ‘Power Hour’. Players can pre-select a 60 minute burst on the Power Hour tab in the main menu of the app to boost their scores.
To sign up to the community leaderboard, install the app, create a team and join.
Players can earn Street Tag points from physical activities, indoor and outdoor – walking, running and cycling by scanning virtual tags.
The most active communities and schools benefit from real rewards. Those with the highest rates will be rewarded with £50 for parent teacher associations of the top three leading schools in the districts and rewards of sports equipment, Amazon vouchers and more for the highest scoring communities within each district.