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Thorney Island Primary children help launch new Daily Mile track
Beaming children (and some teachers) run, jog and walk at least a mile in their class groups with a big emphasis on fun. Now they can do so on a brand new Daily Mile running track, which officially opened on Wednesday, 26 June 2019.
This is what Thorney Island Primary had to say about The Daily Mile...
Major May said: “It’s an absolutely wonderful school and it’s superb that this facility has been put in for the Daily Mile."
Head Dean Clegg explained: “We introduced the Daily Mile for lots of reasons, we want our children to be more physically active and we really want to improve their mental wellbeing. It has also been proven to improve concentration in class.
“We have over 200 children and they all do it every single day. We’ve been enjoying it for quite a while but the track was installed over the Easter holidays and now it means we’ll be able to do it all-year-round.”
George said: “I can normally do ten or 11 laps. I love that you can go as fast as you like.”
Poppy added: “I’ve been on the track lots of times. I like doing it with all my friends.”
Head of Year 2 Daryl Vokes joins in the active fun. He said: “I absolutely love it, it gets you fit and healthy and I have noticed a difference. After doing it the children can focus on their work and they really love it.”
Pupils participating in The Daily Mile