A healthy habit: the children pounding the playing fields in The Daily Mile

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Children at a Stevenage primary school are being encouraged to run a mile a day as part of a free global initiative.

Some of the students at Broom Barns School Primary School have run hundreds of miles in the past few years as part of the Daily Mile - a scheme to get children active for at least 15 minutes of the school day.

The Stevenage school has been doing the Daily Mile for 4 years Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Daily Mile started in Scotland- developed by a school teacher but has since spread worldwide with children in 79 countries taking part.

It started at this Stevenage school back in 2016 where the pupils are more than happy to take part. They have even had a ‘Daily Mile track’ specially made around the field.

Pounding the playing fields Credit: ITV News Anglia

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