Tuesday 15 March 2016. Pupils at Leatherhead’s Woodlands School for children with physical and learning disabilities will be donning Sports Relief t-shirts to run the Sports Relief mile on Thursday 17th March as they celebrate completing their first term of 15 minute lunchtime runs.
The daily ‘chair to 1km’ initiative was introduced by the school’s nursing and therapy team in January 2016. They acted after reading increasing research about the lack of fitness and exercise among children with disabilities. They were also inspired by the success of a daily run that was introduced in a school in Stirling, Scotland, for which the headteacher won ‘Teacher of the Year’ in the 2015 Pride of Britain awards.
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