Pupils at an independent school are enjoying their brand new ‘daily mile’ jogging track this term that encourages them to run or jog for one mile at their own pace, in the fresh air with their friends for 15 minutes every day.

The new purpose built track runs around the perimeter of Edge Grove Park within Edge Grove prep schools extensive 48-acre grounds in Aldenham.

The track will help pupils in completing their daily mile challenge, which aims to improve the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of children regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.

Headmaster at Edge Grove School, Ben Evans, spoke about the new track facility: “Our children are making the most of this excellent new resource. The new track is ideal for classes and year groups to complete their daily mile as well as enjoy the beautiful surrounding grounds of the school. We are also using the track for nature trails, cross country training and even lunch time walks for pupils and staff.”

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In line with its commitment to outdoor learning and activities, Edge Grove school also plans to extend its current adventure trail, using homemade obstacles along the route and also a few steeple chase jumps too.

Mr Evans added: “Our pupils really get a lot out of their daily mile, not only does it help to build resilience and fitness but getting out into the fresh air, come rain or shine, also helps to boost concentration levels, mood and general wellbeing.”