Parents join children's Daily MilePosted: 13th June 2019
An initiative to get children active every day has been expanded to include parents.
Every Friday morning, parents are joining pupils at Roydon Primary Academy to take part in the Daily Mile walk or run.
The school launched the initiative last year with a focus on children’s health and wellbeing.
Pupils take part in the activity every day with the challenge of simply being active for 15 minutes, whether they complete the mile or not.
Due to the success of the initiative, the school has had a track installed on the playground - 14 laps equal one mile - and activity stops to challenge participants to hop, jump and skip along the way.
To make the most of the track, the school is inviting parents to join in, with the first session attracting 30 families.
Headteacher Michael Clark said: “At Roydon, we love to involve our families as much as possible.
“The Daily Mile has been a huge success and has had a direct impact on the children’s concentration and fitness levels. We wanted to give parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles a chance to join in and make the best use of the track while enjoying some time with their children.
“We look forward to running the event on a weekly basis from now on!”