Physical activity

Newham Street Tag

A fun, free game using your smart phone, helping to explore your local area and gain rewards for doing daily physical activity.

Street Tag turns the streets and parks of Newham into a giant virtual playground. Making physical activity a game, converting walking, running and cycling into Street Tag points.

The fun, family-friendly game rewards schools, children’s centres, families, individuals and communities for their physical activities such as walking, running and cycling.

When playing Street Tag, you can record the distance you’ve walked, ran or cycled by scanning virtual tags with your smartphone at various geographic locations. Watch your points accumulate and see how far you climb up the local leaderboard. The app can run in the background, so it automatically collects tags within a 40-metre radius allowing you to focus on your journey and not your phone.

Each game season lasts 12 weeks. In that time, users compete with each other to hit the top of the leader board and win prizes! Then the fun starts again.

You could turn your commute into a game, get out with the family to explore and even just walk the dog, with Street Tag these everyday activities could turn you into a winner!

Playing for your school/children’s centre

By walking, scooting or cycling to their school/children’s centre children, parents and teachers can earn points.  The top teams will win fantastic prizes including vouchers for sports equipment as they compete to be the most active school/children centre!

The programme will launch first with children’s centres and primary schools with secondary schools to follow.

  • Download the Street Tag app from the Play Store or App Store. You can add up to two children to your app.
  • Scan the QR code at your school/children centre.
  • Earn points for your school from physical activities indoor and outdoor - walking, running, scooting, cycling by scanning virtual tags to gain points, steps can convert into Street Tag Points too.
  • Top the leader board to get rewards and the chance to win prizes from Street Tag such as sports equipment and vouchers.

Playing in the community league

Individuals, community teams and families can take part in a community league. You can play as a team of up to six, or as an individual to collect points for the chance to win rewards every 12 weeks. The top 15 on the leaderboard will win prizes!

  • Download the Street Tag app from the Play Store or App Store. You can add up to two children to your app.
  • Select Newham for the league table.
  • Create your team or play as an individual.
  • Earn points from physical activities indoor and outdoor - walking, running, cycling by scanning virtual tags to gain points, steps can convert into Street Tag Points too.
  • Top the leader board to get rewards and the chance to win prizes from Street Tag such as amazon vouchers, gift cards, and lots more.

Street Tag Power Hour!

You can earn triple points with the Street Tag Power Hour!

Get TRIPLE your Street Tag points with Power Hour. Each individual or team can choose when your hour will be. Just pre-select your 60-minute burst on the Power Hour tab in the main menu of the app and watch yourself climb up the leader board! 

When will yours be? On the school run? During your lunch break? You decide!

Good Luck Newham! Get Tagging!