Central Beds - Street Tag has teamed up with schools in ...

Central Bedfordshire school students, teachers, other school staff and their families are encouraged to join in the fun of using Street Tag.

Street Tag is a family-friendly smartphone app game that records your physical activity and encourages you to explore your local area by collecting virtual tags located across Central Bedfordshire.

The community game went live in August and with a new academic year now in full swing schools are being invited to sign up ready for the launch of the first Street Tag school season starting on 18 October 2021.

Up to 250 people can represent a school team, and you don’t even have to be a student as anyone connected to a school can be part of the team.

That includes parents/carers, grandparents, teachers and other school staff who can all sign up and collect tags and points to help their school climb the leader board.

Tags can be placed or collected all over Central Bedfordshire, including parks, footpaths and bridleways, leisure centres and other public spaces including your normal route to school or work, turning Central Bedfordshire into a giant virtual playground.

Street Tag will also feature as part of the virtual school games, an inter-school competition organised by Team Beds & Luton – Bedfordshire’s Active Partnership.

The school games gives children the chance to represent their school team in a number of inclusive activities.

There’s no cost to schools to enter Street Tag and by taking part they will compete in their school games area leader board and be in with the chance to win cash prizes for their school.

For more information about the school and community activities visit the Council’s Street Tag webpage.

Councillor Tracey Stock, executive member for health, wellbeing and communities said:

“I am delighted that schools can now join the Street Tag initiative.

“Schools in Central Bedfordshire can sign up to Street Tag by completing the simple online form. It’s free to join and once registered each school will receive full details to make the most out of Street Tag.”

Seun Oshinaike, founder of Street Tag, said:

“We are excited to be engaging schools in central Bedfordshire, helping families and communities get physically active in a fun, sustainable and accessible way.”

Players need to download the Street Tag app which they can find on both Google Play and the Apple App store.