Nanneella kids go extra mile for good health
MORE than 50 people ran, walked and even sometimes skipped around the 250-metre track at Nanneella Estate Primary School last Wednesday to promote health, fitness and nutrition in their Kilometre Challenge.
Community members came out in force to support the school along with the SES, Campaspe Shire and REDHS all running and walking around the track.
Overall, the participants completed roughly 300km from 8-11am— a fantastic achievement.
Principal Ian Denson was thrilled with the morning.
‘‘The event came about quite unexpectedly,’’ he said.
‘‘It started through our 10 minutes of exercise we do every morning.
‘‘We mapped out a 250m course and we started to track how many kilometres the kids were doing and it all developed from there.
‘‘The kids have also had a health and nutrition talk from REDHS, and Campaspe Shire got behind us with funding so we could put on a morning tea for everyone.’’
The fantastic event demonstrated to the children the importance of staying fit and healthy. By holding a fun and challenging event like the Kilometre Challenge, the students were able to become more active and learn about the benefits of good health.
Throughout the morning, there were also prizes to be won, kindly donated by Intersports.
More than 50 people turned out to take part in Nanneella Estate Primary School’s Kilometre Challenge.