Run­ner vis­its St Columba’s pupils

The Oban Times - - Districts -

PUPILS at St Columba’s School, Fort Wil­liam, en­joyed a visit from keen run­ner Dr Fin­lay Wild.

Dr Wild chat­ted to P4-7 classes about the im­por­tance of ex­er­cise and lead­ing a healthy life­style. He also spoke to pupils about win­ning the Ben Ne­vis Race for the past seven years. The chil­dren were de­lighted to take him out­side into their new school grounds and the high­light of the day was run­ning with him.

The school has re-in­tro­duced the Daily Mile for all classes, which in­volves the chil­dren walk­ing/run­ning a mile a day in school grounds.

Head teacher Vi­o­let Smith said: ‘The Daily Mile has many ben­e­fits and a pos­i­tive im­pact on chil­dren’s con­cen­tra­tion lev­els in class les­sons as well as in­creas­ing so­cial and emo­tional skills. Each child plans their own Daily Mile and tracks their own per­for­mance.’

Dr Fin­lay Wild talked to school pupils about the im­por­tance of ex­er­cise.

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