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25 June 2020

Hello Chesterfield, and welcome to our Beat the Bug newsletter. Beat the Bug is a free health and wellbeing programme from the Intelligent Health team - the team behind the Beat the Street walking, running, rolling and cycling game.

What's new in this week's edition?

Chesterfield Local News 

In #KnowYourClubs week we saw some fantastic footage from Tennis Chesterfield Superheroes, knockout tips from Ozbox, loops and leaps from Libby at Chesterfield BMX track, Poolsbrook Parkrun and Stavely Juniors, sessions with Samba Sports Coaching and even special Beat the Street discounts. It's been a busy week!
Blog Topics this week 
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Beat the Bug Outdoor Games & Adventures
It's time to get outdoors and have an adventure! We've got some great outdoor games and activities for you to do as a family, and some that can be done at a distance with friends. 
We would love to see how you get on.
Share your photos to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages and use the hashtag #beatthebug
National Picnic Week 

National Picnic Week is from 22 to 28 June. Change 4 Life have plenty of healthy family friendly picnic ideas. We also have a Beattie colouring sheet to take along for extra fun!


Other top activities

Here's our weekly round up of our favourite things to do this week:

And finally......

As promised, we have the winners of our art competition. We were really impressed with the standard of entry and we found it impossible to pick one winner, so we picked four! Well done to Nina, Ryan, Kayla and Ziva!

  • If you haven't done this already, there is still time to fill out our survey and be in with a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher.
  • Keep an eye on our social media for upcoming health tips from Dr William Bird.
  • Plus find lots more boredom busting advice and activities to keep you and your family happy on our  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and on the Beat the Bug website.
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Beat the Bug Alphabet Activity

What's in a name? Take part in our alphabet activity this week.

We would love to see how you get on! Share your photos to our FacebookTwitter or Instagram pages and use the hashtag #beatthebug



Festival vibe ideas for half term

Festival season is upon us and it's a bank holiday weekend too. How about taking a look at this week's round up of activity ideas to help beat the boredom?
  • This year, Hay Festival has gone digital. From 18 to 31 May, their virtual doors are wide open as they bring together interactive events from over 100 award-winning writers, global policy makers, historians, pioneers & innovators.
  • Are you ready to Go Wild this June with the Wildlife Trust? Join in the fun and get planning your Random Acts of Wildness for June now!
  • Don't forget it's still Mental Health Awareness week 18 to 24 May and this year's theme is 'Kindness'. Perhaps you can download and colour these special designs and thank you pictures to show your gratitude for those working hard to support our mental health?
  • If you need some support, and would like to try to build resilience, there are resources including the Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook available from The Wellness Society.



  • We had fun playing the Doodle Challenge this week. It's harder than it looks. Give it a go!
  • Our team in Chesterfield gave a big Beat the Street thank you to the NHS this week - check out the video here
  • Keep an eye on our social media for upcoming health tip videos from Dr William Bird.
  • Plus find lots more boredom busting advice and activities to keep you and your family happy on our  FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages and on the Beat the Bug website.