Best foot forward in schools

More than 21,600 pupils from at least 120 schools are now walking, jogging or running their way to better health thanks to the huge take up of the Daily Mile in Gloucestershire.

A partnership between the CCG, Active Gloucestershire, the County Council and local schools, the initiative got underway in March 2017 and its success keeps marching on. An extra 11,121 pupils and 63 schools jumped on board in 2017/18.

Being physically active at a young age not only leads to a range of health benefits, but has also shown to improve academic performance.

Teachers are reporting that children concentrate better in class and come back from their Daily Mile refreshed and ready to learn. Parents comment that their children are eating and sleeping better.