THIRTY SUFFOLK SCHOOLS SIGN UP TO THE DAILY MILE THROUGH EAST ANGLIAN GO KIDS
Former Town player and now Academy coach, Alan Lee, was at St. Gregory Primary School in Sudbury earlier today along with second year scholars Jack Lankester and Brett McGavin to take part in The Daily Mile.
The initiative is part of East Anglian Go Kids – a new campaign Blues have set up with Suffolk-based organisations including Vertas.
Alan, Brett and Jack were in attendance to recognise 30 Suffolk schools signing up to The Daily Mile. When East Anglian Go Kids was launched, the aim was to have 25% of Suffolk primary schools signed up by the end of 2018.
The Daily Mile is a profoundly simple, but effective concept through which primary-aged children run or jog for 15 minutes every day. Any primary school can implement The Daily Mile at no cost, and its impact can be transformational – improving not only the children’s fitness, but also their concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing.
The Town trio took part in The Daily Mile with pupils from St. Gregory, before presenting certificates and fruit supplied by Vertas upon completion.
One of the key parts of East Anglian Go Kids is encouraging healthy eating in schools and this was well deserved after completing the event. Alan, Jack and Brett all sat down to enjoy a healthy lunch provided by Vertas Eats with pupils and staff from St. Gregory.
Alan spoke to iFollow Ipswich after completing The Daily Mile: “It’s great to be involved, it’s a really good initiative and I would encourage schools to sign up to The Daily Mile as the transformation can be extremely beneficial,” he said.
Schools can join The Daily Mile movement at https://thedailymile.co.uk/school-signup/.