Primary school pupils complete marathon challenge

Kicking off their last mile of the marathon! Credit: ITV News Anglia

Ahead of the London marathon a group of children from Norwich have just completed their own special Marathon.

Pupils from Trowse Primary have run a mile a day for the last 26 days as part of the schools commitment to increase their physical activity and improve their overall well being.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

Amongst year 6 children in Norwich, 1 in 3 are recorded as overweight or obese. The idea behind the Daily Mile, which began in Scotland, was to improve not just the physical but social and emotional wellbeing of children.

The TV presenter Jake Humphrey handed out medals to all the children after they had finished. Credit: ITV News Anglia