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Beat the Bug Newsletter

04 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 News

This week is #KnowYourCommunity week in Chesterfield. Each day there is a video where local groups introduce themselves and tell you about what they have been up to. So far we have heard from Ourvision Ourfuture, Monkey Park and Monkey Park Cycle Workshop. Who is next? 

It's National Volunteer Week, a time to thank those in our community who work tirelessly to make our lives better. We love these posts from the Canal Trust celebrating their volunteers.

Plastic Free Chesterfield have a webinar on Wednesday 10 Jun from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Featuring Will McCallum, author and Head of Oceans at Greenpeace UK, the topic of this webinar is How to Give Up Plastic with Will McCallum and it is intended to help make small changes that make a big difference.
How safe are children at school - what are the risks?
Dr William Bird looks at how safe children are at school and the risks of going back to school vs staying at home.
Beat the Bug Sports Day at Home
Missing out on Sports Day this year? Hold your own! Get active outdoors as a family or in groups of up to 6. We've chosen activities that can be done at a social distance.
We would love to see how you get on. Share your photos to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages and use the hashtag #beatthebug

Ways to Go Wild

We're supporting the Wildlife Trust's 30 Days Wild challenge where you do one wild thing every day in June. Here's just a few ideas from us on ways to go wild! You can sign up and claim your digital pack

With more time on our hands, we're thinking a lot about the environment around us and noticing all the amazing wildlife even more than usual. Don't forget that it's also World Environment Day on Friday 5 June - help to find "time for nature" by looking at all the resources online - We're also getting ready to celebrate World Oceans Day on 8 June. Find out more about the importance of protecting our oceans online.

Share your photos to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages and use the hashtag #beatthebug

Other top activities

  • Don't forget, we’re creating a gallery of images to showcase YOUR talent. Pebble painting is an enjoyable and easy way to be creative. Or, perhaps you have something you’ve created during lockdown, an old piece you worked hard on or something else you create specially. Share your drawings, paintings and artworks with us. Submit your piece by Monday 8 June via social media using the hashtag #BTBArtClub and tagging @BeattheBug1 in your post, or by emailing your artwork to
  • Running is free and has many health benefits. One of the biggest challenges a new runner faces is not knowing how or where to start. The NHS Couch to 5K is a brilliant support tool to help you gradually work up towards running 5K in just 9 weeks.
  • Listen to this Youth Sport Trust podcast : COVID-19 special: the Future of PE and Sport (part 2) featuring Dr William Bird.

Positive thoughts for this week

Come and join in!