On Thursday, 2nd October, Lee Cairns, Head of PE, hosted the launch of the New Balance/Active Cheshire 100 mile Challenge at Blacon High School. The challenge for pupils is to complete and record 100 miles of physical activity, by walking, jogging, cycling or swimming over the course of the academic year.
Year 7 and 8 pupils at Blacon High School, along with Year 5 and 6 pupils from JH Godwin Primary, Dee Point Primary, Highfield Primary and St Theresa’s Primary all took part in this initial launch event. After assembling together they all set off to complete their first mile of the challenge by walking around the school field two and a half times. Each pupil was issued with a pedometer to track the distance covered, steps taken and calories burned! They were joined by volunteers from New Balance, representatives from Active Cheshire, Cllr Stuart Parker and MP for Chester, Stephen Mosley. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and the first 1 mile was completed successfully by all present.
Schools and pupils will continue to record their progress towards the 100 miles throughout the year, this in turn will be reported back to Active Cheshire and there will be prize draws each half term as an additional incentive to encourage pupils to keep on track to meet the 100 mile challenge.
Mr Cairns said, “It has been a great afternoon for the launch of this challenge and fantastic to see the pupils all taking part. It is a simple and enjoyable way to encourage young people to get active in their everyday lives. We hope they will encourage their friends and families to do the same.”
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