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Take part in the Daily Mile with ITV News Anglia

Taking it in their stride - youngsters take part in the Daily Mile initiative Photo: ITV News Anglia

Schools are back and that means the The Daily Mile is back too and ITV is backing the healthy exercise initiative.

Earlier this year we encouraged schools across the region to take part and run a mile a day

The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.

The idea is that each school day, pupils are taken out of their classroom to space outdoors and allowed to run for 15minutes, whether in a playground or playing field. Children don't need any special equipment or running kit, they just run in their uniform in the great outdoors. It's called The Daily Mile as within 15 minutes children run around 1 mile.

It's been supported across ITV - This Morning featured former I'm a Celebrity winner Toff taking part.

And the team at ITV news Anglia got involved with a brisk walk down to the Cathedral in Norwich for a team meeting.

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