Mile a Day competition launchedPosted: 9th February 2020
The element of competition is being nurtured with a weekly running event.
Children at Magna Carta Primary Academy take part in the Mile a Day initiative, taking time out of every day to get physically active.
The school has a purpose-built track installed for the event, with activity stations encouraging pupils to stop and take on physical challenges along the way.
To keep the excitement up, the school has now launched a weekly competition to award the pupil who completes the furthest distance, with a trophy presented in the celebration assembly.
Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “The idea of introducing the trophy is to further promote running and physical exercise, but also to award those who excel; those who really enjoy running and want to achieve in it.
“Our track is really interesting and pupils enjoy it. They use it in their own time at breaks and lunch, on top of their daily timetabled sessions.
“So much of what we do in sport is about the curriculum, learning skills and taking part; but it’s also important to acknowledge the competition element. We should be saying ‘well done’ when someone does well. So, the opportunity is now there for those who want to compete; for those who want to push themselves to do as many laps as they can. It’s also an opportunity for those who may not be academic to excel in another area.
“The competition and trophy keep the initiative fresh.”