This week I was honoured to be invited to St. William’s Catholic Primary School and cut the ribbon on their new running track!
It was fantastic to see just how enthusiastic all the children were to be taking part in the daily mile initiative, with the amazing teachers encouraging them to live healthy and active lives.
We started off with a chat about democracy and how we make decisions about the country and our lives. The children told me about their school houses and how they make their own rules, and were all so incredibly insightful about national issues like homelessness, agriculture, and local issues like speeding and road safety by their school.
Then we talked about running the London marathon, and it was a pleasure to hand out my two medals for the children to look at, whilst we talked about how important it is to be healthy and active.
Then it was onto the track! The school have amazingly set out a path around their field which, when lapped seven times is exactly one mile! And so we all set off on our seven laps to make our daily mile. The children were so happy and thoroughly enjoyed the run – I couldn’t keep up with some of them!
Such a wonderful visit and absolutely amazing work by the head and teachers who are so passionate and dedicated in their work to supporting local children. Thank you for having me!