Keeping active in the school Strava Challenge

Ezra Manning and Olivia Bruce were the top performers at Tiree High School.

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An initiative organised by LiveArgyll’s Active Schools and Sport team has been deemed a huge success.

The School Strava Challenge was aimed at encouraging young people in secondary schools across the area to keep active and healthy while in this last lockdown and not having access to regular school activity.

Staff and pupils in every secondary school were given the challenge of walking, running or wheeling as many kilometres as possible over a five-week period.

The schools were pitched against each other to offer a competitive element, and pupils vied for top spot in their school community.

A total of 10 schools, 378 pupils and 112 school staff amassed an incredible 29,670 kilometres over the course of the challenge.

Tobermory High School was victorious in the title for the average number of kilometres per pupil, followed by Tarbert Academy and Tiree High School, with Dunoon Grammar School winning the highest number of kilometres travelled.  The top schools were rewarded with a selection of sports equipment for their efforts.

The top performing boy and girl from each school, were awarded a fitness tracker watch for clocking up the highest number of miles.

Rio Brown was the top performing boy from Oban High School.
Rachel Carré was the top performing girl from Oban High School.

The Active Schools and Sports team is working on a number of projects in order to restart extracurricular activity when this allows, and have already produced some online resources for school pupils to keep them active at home, which can be found on the LiveArgyll website www.liveargyll.co.uk.