The Hull primary school making children run every day to improve fitness and tackle obesity

Source: Hull Daily Mail
Date: 06-Dec-2015

RUNNING a daily mile would be a fairly tall order for most grown adults.

But that’s exactly what a small army of west Hull pupils is trying to achieve.

Inspired by a fitness initiative that left the starting blocks at a Scottish school in Stirling three years ago, pupils at Newland St John’s Primary School are setting the pace for city youngsters.

For about three weeks, teachers have ordered their wards to down pencils in the middle of class at different times each day, and escorted them on to the playground for a five-minute dash.

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