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Children are much healthier because of 'The Daily Mile'

Watch the report by Abigail Bracken below...

Eighteen months ago, ITV launched 'The Daily Mile', a campaign encouraging schoolchildren to do 15 minutes of exercise every day.

Since it started, more than 6500 schools have signed up to the scheme, with more than 1.5 million children now running or jogging their Daily Mile.

A primary school in Kent - where children were more overweight when they left than when they started school - has seen huge improvements in the health of its students.

Abigail Bracken reports from Maidstone.

Children enjoying their mile-long run Credit: ITV
They run a mile at school every day Credit: ITV

Watch report by Rachel Hepworth below...

Eighteen months ago, ITV launched The Daily Mile, a campaign encouraging schoolchildren to do 15 minutes of exercise every day.

Since it started, more than 6,500 schools have signed up to the scheme, with more than 1.5 million children now running or jogging their Daily Mile.

So what difference has it made? Rachel Hepworth joined youngsters at a school in Southampton - where daily exercise has had some surprising results.

Interviewees: Andy Bauck, sports & wellbeing coach and Josh Thomas, teacher.

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