Children at schools across the region take part in national 'Daily Mile' event

Students at Martlesham Primary near Ipswich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Before the Covid pandemic, pupils at schools across our region were used to running, jogging or walking a 'Daily Mile' together, as part of the national fitness initiative.

Since schools have been able to return, they've been getting back into that daily exercise, aimed at boosting their energy and concentration levels.

Today, 30th April, marks a national England Does The Daily Mile event. The aim is to try and get one million children across the country doing the mile at the same time.

At Hartwell Primary School near Northampton, it's become part of their daily routine.

However today they took part in the national event and so it was extra special.

  • See how they got on by watching Stuart Leithes report below:

The Daily Mile initiative was started eight years ago.

Now, it's estimated that more than six and a half thousand schools take part in England alone.

Students at Martlesham Primary School near Ipswich in Suffolk also took part today. They're used to completing a daily mile three times a week.

Children can take part by walking, running or jogging.

The head teacher there says it's made a huge difference.

  • See how the pupils at Martlesham Primary got on by watching Raveena Ghattaura's report below:

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