Gorseinon Primary’s daily mile challenge gives their pupils an energy boost to learn
Paul Popham Fund had the pleasure of accompanying the Year 3 Class at Gorseinon Primary for their daily mile run/walk challenge. It was amazing to witness the sheer excitement on their faces as they walked onto the football pitch to take part in their daily run/walk challenge. Furthermore, they were beaming with pride when their class teacher highlighted their improvement from the previous day's activity. The school were keen to ensure the challenge was inclusive and pupils of all abilities were able to take part regardless of their fitness levels. More importantly, it encouraged the pupils to foster a love of being active.
Anna Powell, Children and Youth Community Engagement Officer, said:
"The Year 3 class definitely put me through my paces and they relished the challenge to try and beat me at every opportunity!!. I look forward to working with the school over the coming weeks because it will definitely improve my fitness levels!!".
Mrs Woozley, Year 3 Class teacher explained why she has set her class this challenge:
“We started the daily mile because more and more young people suffering with mental health difficulties, the daily mile gives the children the opportunity to move their bodies and give themselves a natural high. They also then return to the class more energised and ready to learn. It is also a great way to include exercise into our daily routine. They love taking part and nag to do it each day! They have already seen huge progress in the amount of laps they are able to complete in only a few weeks”.
In the coming weeks we will be working with the school again so watch this space ……..