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.

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