Pupils at St Peter's Junior School in Farnborough were delighted to receive a visit from local MP for Farnborough Leo Docherty to take part in their Golden Mile, in what is now a daily activity for the school.
Leo said: “Initiatives like The Golden Mile and The Daily Mile are all about getting young people outside and active in order to improve their social, emotional, mental, and physical health and wellbeing. I have been incredibly impressed with Mrs. Good and her team at St Peter’s for their tireless work in making this scheme such a success. It’s at visits like this I see first-hand the enthusiasm pupils have for these initiatives, and I’m incredibly encouraged to see so many more schools in our area signing up to take part.”
St Peter’s has recently had a bespoke running track laid, thanks to sports funding from the Government, and each day the children take to it to walk, jog or run as many laps as possible. St Peter’s have also enjoyed many other running successes over the past year, including entering pupils into a cross country event for the first time.
Headteacher Mrs. Alison Good said: “When Mr Docherty visited the children were very impressed that had he not only cycled to school, but decided to join them for their daily Golden Mile! Pupils at St Peter's are looking forward to continuing their running over the next year, and to seeing Leo on his next visit and where he can hopefully improve on his 7 laps!”
Throughout the year, the school regularly celebrated the achievements of pupils reaching 5, 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles. Local MP Leo Docherty has also supported their achievements by sending letters of congratulations to individual pupils.