Cathkin pupils put their best feet forward in their daily mile challenge
First year pupils at Cathkin High had their walking boots on to take part in a daily mile challenge.
Every s1 pupils had to walk a mile a day during PE, personal and social education or their skills and drama class.
Accompanied by their class teachers, the pupils walked five different safe routes designed by the school’s health and wellbeing working group.
This enabled pupils and staff to engage with each other outside the classroom and allow pupils to address their mental, emotional, physical and social health and wellbeing.
such has been of the impact of this initiative that it has already encouraged some members of staff to start walking at lunchtime.
The pupils will now complete a feedback questionnaire to explore various ways in which the school can sustain this idea in order for it to have a long term impact on the young people.
Pupil sean Miller said:“I thought it was great because we could get fitter and socialise with our friends.”
Euan stevenson added:“I thought it was a good opportunity to get outside and get active because not many people do this.”
The staff were equally impressed with the idea with Mrs Wilson, a PE teacher saying: ”The Daily Mile was a positive experience for all the staff and pupils who were involved.”
Mrs Keith, a pupil support teacher, added:“It was such a positive initiative and it should be an integral part of the curriculum”
Walking tall Pupils at Cathkin who took part in the daily mile