A game which has got children and their parents cycling, running and walking together will finish today.

For the last couple of months, Weymouth and Portland has been transformed into a giant game called Beat the Street.

As part of the game, players are rewarded with points and prizes for exploring their area on foot or bicycle.

The objective is to tap special sensors called Beat Boxes with a total of 50 placed around Weymouth and Portland.

Since its launch in the area on Wednesday, October 3, schools and community groups have been competing against each other to top an online leaderboard and win prizes.

Yesterday, Conifers Primary School launched its Daily Mile initiative in conjunction with Beat the Street.

The Daily Mile is a free initiative that sees children run or jog for 15 minutes every day in their primary school.

The school came together to earn extra Beat the Street points during the launch, with Beat Boxes brought to the school as part of the event.

Juliette Frampton, PE leader at Conifers, says children and their parents have become more active since the game’s launch.

She said: “Daily Mile has been officially launched to the whole school off the back of Beat the Street in a bid to get children active.

“It’s 15 minutes out of the school day for children to run, walks, around school field or playground. We encourage active learning in and out of the classroom.”

School children have been putting their best feet forward to win Beat the Street.

She added: “At the moment we are in second place behind Southill Primary School. We are trying to get as many points as possible with one last push.”

Children at the school said they've loved taking part.

Jemma Bowler, aged 10, said: “It’s a very good way to get children and parents to get out and be active. I’ve been going on walks and cycling.

Logan Tarnawski said: “It’s good, it gets people outside. Everyone likes it and it’s a competition - you get prizes if you win.”

Dylan Chick earned more than 3,000 points and was given a special prize from Beat the Street.

He said: “I like to ride my bike and get points, it’s helped me to get out more.”

His dad Rob Chick said: “It’s brilliant, it gets the children out from behind a games machine.

“I’m in the process of giving up smoking. I go out two hours in the morning and have achieved 10,000 points so far.”

The game will finish today, but the winners are expected to be announced on Friday.

A total of £300 worth of sports and fitness vouchers are up for grabs including a trophy.

Dr William Bird, CEO and Founder of Intelligent Health, said: “We’re thrilled to see so much enthusiasm in both our games in Dorset with close to 20,000 people playing in Weymouth, Portland, Poole and Purbeck. By walking, cycling and scooting tens of thousands of miles together they have not only made powerful differences to their own health and wellbeing, but laid a foundation to keep their whole community moving in the months to come.

“These two games are among the first of 59 Beat the Street initiatives to be launched over the South West and East Midlands over the next three years thanks to Sport England and the National Lottery. If future games are as successful as these two in Dorset we should see dozens more towns and cities get involved.”

In Weymouth and Portland a total of 8,561 people have been playing since its launch.