Head Coach Andrew Henderson, first team players , Jay Pitts and Eddie Battye, plus Will Lovell from the London Broncos Community team, joined pupils, parents and staff as the children embarked on their first attempt at this fantastic initiative.
The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age or personal circumstances.
It is a profoundly simple but effective concept, which any primary school can implement.
Its impact can be transformational- improving not only the children’s fitness, but also their concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing.
The children and parents threw themselves into the task with focus and determination, with some eager mums and dads even involving babies in their pushchairs and buggies.
Broncos head coach, Andrew Henderson, said, “It’s another great initiative, and I’m glad that through our community project we can, as a club, support it. We all know that in society today there are not enough active kids, and hopefully in doing this daily mile it will clear their minds, help them to focus on the rest of the day and give them the exercise they need.
“It was great to see the parents as engaged as they were today, too. It’s all about them being role models for their kids and encouraging them to get outside, instead of sitting in front of a TV screen as so many kids do nowadays.”
Henderson added, “With Woodlands Academy being right next door to us, they were always going to be part of the project and the blue print for us moving forward. We have carried out Be at School on Time, reading with the players, the Change for Life initiative, as well as working in conjunction with Mosaic and the Princes Trust.
“Seeing the change in the school – having previously been in special measures – to now, is incredible and it’s testament to the great work that not only John Keyes and his team have put in, but the teachers and staff at the school too.”
The work of Community Broncos goes from strength to strength, and the project continues working with many schools in the area, and within the Borough of Ealing.