Runner visits St Columba’s pupils
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.