Guernsey Press

Daily Mile is given a star send-off

CHILDREN from eight primary schools have begun the Daily Mile initiative aiming to each walk or run the distance every day.

GB athlete and former Beechwood pupil Alastair Chalmers went back to his old school to inspire pupils in a wet start to the Daily Mile. (Picture by Alex Warlow, 20381339)

Alun Williams, Education’s Lifelong learning manager and coordinator of the Be Active Forum, said the idea was not to promote competition but for the children to gain the benefits of regular exercise.

Launching the initiative at Beechwood, Mr Williams was joined by Great Britain athlete and former Beechwood pupil Alastair Chalmers.