St Simon and St Jude

Church of England Primary School

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Daily Mile

Daily Mile

You will probably be aware of recent concerns around physical inactivity and childhood obesity. As they go through primary school, many children put on weight and, across the UK, around 35% of pupils in Year 6 are categorised as overweight or obese. In addition, many 10-year olds lack basic fitness.

We want to get children fit for life and fit for learning by encouraging them to run or jog for 15 minutes every lunchtime. It is a physical activity which promotes social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing, as well as fitness.

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