The Daily Mile celebrated at Woodside Academy

Daily Mile

THURROCK Council’s Public Health team celebrated The Daily Mile project at a local school earlier this month during National Child Obesity Week (3-7 July) in a bid to get Thurrock’s children healthier.

This simple idea seeks a commitment for schools to take a 15-minute break during the day to run or walk a mile.

Cllr James Halden, Portfolio Holder for Education and Health said: “Research shows good physical activity at an early age can improve long-term wellbeing as well as sleeping habits, behaviour in the classroom and confidence in Children.”

Cllr James Halden celebrated with Woodside Academy and ‘Spirit the Peacock’ (The Active Essex school games mascot), for completing the challenge every day for the past year.

43 per cent of local primary schools are already involved, but Thurrock Council and Active Essex are inviting even more to take part. To find out more visit: thedailymile.com

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