Posted: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:41
Workplace Challenge Winners!
Congratulations to all 639 people who have taken part in the Active Together Workplace Challenge - Activity Log from 21st January to 17th March.
119 Workplaces from across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland have participated in the challenge. The figures speak for themselves...
Posted: Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:14
8 Teams from organisations across Leicester-Shire & Rutland dipped and ducked their way through a fun night of dodgeball at Beaumont Leys School this week!
Posted: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:00
If you work in Loughborough and Coalville we have a special incentive to get involved in the Workplace Challenge. As part of the Fit For Business Challenge we are encouraging workplaces in Loughborough and Coalville to get active and one lucky person from Loughborough or Coalville could win a bike worth £450, courtesy of Pedal Power!
Posted: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:40
The first spot prize draw was completed today and the lucky winners are...
Posted: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:17
Teams stepped up to the plate to battle is out as the LRS Workplace Challenge Softball Champions.
Posted: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:54
Winning workplace University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) who took part in the Activity Log have been spending their well deserved prize! UHL beat off stiff competition to gain the title of the organisation with the highest CO2 saving, and won £400 to encourage physical activity to their staff and within their workplace!
Their prize was split amongst the departments that took part and they each decided how to spend their portion. UHL's physiotherapists, who work across all three of the City based hospitals, decided that hydration was key! Due to spending large amounts of time working in the hospital gyms and hydro-pools the team asked for high quality water bottles for all their staff. (picture attached).
Laura Lillie, Physiotherapist commented: "Our team has enjoyed the challenge, and the friendly banter between the team members! It's made us think about the amount of activity we do, and we'll definately be taking part again next year!"
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Comprehensive Local Research Network (LNR CLRN) are putting their winnings towards a team building evening of laser quest! LNR CLRN also won the category for the most CO2 saved by a department and the have all been awarded with free health assessments courtesy of Optimum Performance Personal Training.
Bryony Jones commented on behalf of the University Hospitals of Leicester: "Staff from the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland Comprehensive Local Research Network have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Workplace Challenge. It has encouraged us all to do more exercise and save on CO2 by biking and walking to work.
"Our network is hosted by the University Hospitals of Leicester and we have enjoyed the friendly competition between the departments. We are going to continue the ethos of enjoying exercise with work colleagues and have organised a rounders match in May... thank you LRS for inspiring us to get fit!"
Posted: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 16:17
Check out the pictures from our latest Workplace Challenge Competition Programme events online now!
Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 13:03
Teams battled it out against each other on the basketball courts, slam dunking and alley-ooping from across Leicester-Shire & Rutland at Beauchamp College. The event saw some fantastic talent and skill on show, with all teams thoroughly enjoying the evening.
Posted: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:18
Mr Dave Thomas – Head Teacher at Ashmount School
"This is the second year that Ashmount School have won the Leicester-Shire & Rutland Workplace Challenge for the overall workplace with the highest activity points – and we are very proud of our achievements! The programme has been a great success within the school and has raised our staff morale. Staff who have never taken part in sport or physical activity before are now joining in the well organised competitive events and riding their bikes to school!
The Workplace Challenge has had a significant impact on our school with a happy workforce and our staff attendance figures are up! I am convinced that it has also benefited us with our recent Ofsted inspection for which we were awarded a rating of 'Outstanding School'.
We will be continuing to support the Workplace Challenge and are looking forward to our next inter-workplace competition and the inaugural Business Games in May!"