Opening of the Daily Mile

Broughton Primary School is out and sprinting ahead of the rest with a new bespoke 200m running track to give children and staff the opportunity to improve their fitness and wellbeing. The aim is to encourage pupils to jog, walk or run for 15 minutes every day in all weathers, averaging a mile. This will help children to develop fit habits, which will last a lifetime. This is not a competition or a race and children and adults of all abilities can take part and work towards healthy outcomes.

The track was opened today by Mrs Anna Phippen (53) who is the longest serving member of staff, she was assisted to cut the ribbon by Sindie Maposa (4) and Cohen Charlesworth (5). As she cut the ribbon she said, ‘It is with pride I open this track to improve the wellbeing of everyone’. First across the track was our youngest pupil Izzy Waples (4). Izzy said ‘ I am the youngest, I could do the running every single day now’ and last through the line was our oldest Pupil Eve Sinclair. Eve said ‘ I thought it was fun and nice how everyone was cheering me on. I was proud to be the oldest child in the school.’

The Headteacher Ms Claire Shortt said ‘The whole school will be taking part in the Daily Mile. We have been divided into teams and prizes will be awarded for our most improved class, children and member of staff.  We know that getting outdoors for a walk or a run can reduce stress, improve focus and improve the mental and physical health of both adults and children.’

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