Stirling primary school pioneers ‘daily mile’ scheme

Source: BBC Scotland

Date: 4-Jun-2015

A Stirling primary school has pioneered a scheme to ensure all of its pupils walk or run a mile every day.

Children at St Ninian’s Primary take the daily exercise on a specially built circuit outside the school’s playground.

The “daily mile” scheme is credited with improving the health of pupils, and a number of other schools are now looking at copying it.

The extra 15 minutes of exercise a day is in addition to PE classes.

Head teacher Elaine Wyllie said the scheme was developed three years ago after a school volunteer realised the children lacked stamina.

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