Active Schools Challenge returns to start a summer of sport in Coventry – Coventry City Council
The Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge is back, and this time presents a Commonwealth Games theme as Coventry prepares to deliver a summer full of sport and physical activity.
The Challenge will offer Coventry schools and families the opportunity to stay active for free this summer by visiting parks and winning points from around the city.
Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge – Commonwealth Games Special is open to all Coventry schools and residents to enter and will last for 17 days from 1 – 17 July.
This edition of the Challenge features a new, simple-to-use point and scoring interface that boasts a virtual sticker book and inter-family competition features via the Go CV system.
Previous Challenges that took place in both February and October 2021 saw over 100 schools take part, getting more than 80,000 residents active collectively.
Schools will be in competition to gain the most points in order to make their way up the leaderboard.
As with the previous Challenge, the Commonwealth Games Special will require all entrants to be a Go CV member, which will enable them to place votes using the new Go Parks system.
Those that are not a Go CV member can sign up quickly and easily online, via the Go CV website.
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.
All schools in the city can take part and will be contacted with instructions should they choose to be involved.
To celebrate Coventry playing host to major sporting events including the Commonwealth Games, International Children’s Games and Rugby League World Cup, each of the 24 parks that will be a part of the Challenge will be allocated a sport taking place during one of the major sporting events.
Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport, said: “We know that residents love the Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge so we’re excited to bring it back for the summer with a Commonwealth Games Special.
“The Challenge will also include the sports from the International Children’s Games and will celebrate our Rugby League World Cup match here later this year.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.
“I look forward to revealing more details of the Challenge soon. In the meantime, ensure you are signed up to Go CV so you have a head start and don’t forget, once the Challenge is over, you will still be able to use your Go CV membership to access the exclusive offers and discounts in the city that the card brings.”
School Games Organisers from Coventry West and East, Danny Kingham and Stuart Davoile, said: “The Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge is back, and we are excited to be able to use the city’s major sporting events calendar as a part of it this time.
“After the previous two successful Challenges, we have used feedback to improve the experience even more for those taking part.
“You’ll see live leaderboard updates and sticker-book style reward charts along with our simple entry process with Go CV. See you around Coventry’s parks and greenspaces soon for QR code scanning and our classic Flash Challenges.”
Find out more about the challenge on the Go Parks website.
For further information about ‘Go’ projects and to sign up for Go CV, visit the Go CV website.