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Fitness drive ‘Hackney Daily Mile’ has seen tots travel twice around the world

PUBLISHED: 17:08 14 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:08 14 February 2017

Pupils from St Pauls with St Michaels CE Primary School. Photo: Sean Pollock/ Hackney Council

Pupils from St Pauls with St Michaels CE Primary School. Photo: Sean Pollock/ Hackney Council

Sean Pollock Photographer

Primary school children have travelled twice around the world, or 50,000 miles, by running or walking as part of a health initiative from Hackney Council.

There are 2,000 children across 11 schools taking part in the Hackney Daily Mile, which launched last September.

The aim is to help children become more physically active by running or walking for 15 minutes during each school day outside of PE lessons, either in the playground or school hall.

Lena, a pupil from Kingsmead Primary School, in Homerton, said: “It makes me feel refreshed and energised. It also makes me feel ready to learn when we do it before lessons.”


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