North Somerset pupils get active thanks to morning mile scheme
PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 October 2016
Children at a North Somerset primary school are being given a healthy start to the day, after a new fitness scheme was rolled out this term.
St Andrew’s Primary School, in Congresbury, has launched a ‘morning mile’ programme as part of a national initiative.
The activity sees children and staff running 13 laps of the school’s playground before settling down to lessons each morning.
Organiser Julie Mayo said: “The morning mile promotes the benefits of exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.
“It improves fitness and wellbeing, but it also provides increased focus and concentration during lessons.
“It has been running for three weeks and is very successful.”