Launching the Daily Mile with Lauren Steadman!

Today we all had an exciting morning here at Winyates Primary School as we welcomed Lauren Steadman into school, as well as Living Sport and other local officials from the world of sport. Lauren came to see us to praise us for our our work in the Daily Mile, which we have been completing here since June last year. During this all of the children take part in a 15-minute mile every single day, which has helped to improve our fitness, wellbeing and attainment!

While she was in school Lauren was welcomed into our assembly where we had an opportunity to speak to her about her inspiring journey in sport. Lauren shared with us how she became a world champion in the Paratriathalon, as well as memories from the Paralympics and of course Strictly Come Dancing, where one of our children even had the chance to come out to the front and teach Lauren how to floss!

Next all of the Year 4 and 5 children, as well as our Sports Ambassadors, headed outside to take part in the Daily Mile, which Lauren started us off on before joining us.

Finally our sports ambassadors were interviewed by BBC Look East news, where they were able to demonstrate their knowledge of this fantastic initiative.

Everyone here would like to thank Lauren Steadman and all of the people at Living Sport for coming to see us. We had a brilliant morning and hope that all other schools will follow in our example and start completing their own Daily Mile.