FRIAR’S Grove Primary School emerged victorious in an interactive competition designed to turn physical activity into a game.

Street Tag is a free app that converts walking, running and cycling into Street Tag points (tags).

These are then tallied to either the school or community leaderboard.

Friar’s Grove, in Upland Drive, Colchester, dominated the school leaderboard with their pupils and families joining forces to clock up more than 22,651,625 points.

They also managed to a win a spectacular Olympic-themed performance programme worth £350 from the Dance Network Association called Let’s Go Tokyo!

The app has been brought to Colchester by a partnership between Colchester Council and the Essex Local Delivery Pilot (LDP).

It promotes physical activity in a fun, accessible way, transforming streets and parks into a giant virtual playground.

The leaderboard has now been reset, so there is a level playing field for people to get outside, active and be in with a chance of winning prizes.

Beverley Oxford, Colchester councillor responsible for communities, said: “The Street Tag app has been a real success in Colchester, since it launched in March.

“It has incentivised hundreds of families across the borough to get moving and discover the physical and mental wellbeing benefits of being more active.

“Congratulations to Friar’s Grove Primary School. They have managed to generate a fantastic school spirit between teachers, pupils and their families by taking part.”

Friar’s Grove PE co-ordinator Matthew Johnstone said: “Street Tag is a great, fun, free activity.

“Parents tell me their cholesterol has lowered and about a number of other health benefits - just by getting involved.”