Cathkin pupils put their best feet for­ward in their daily mile chal­lenge

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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

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