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Measured mile gets the thumbs up!!

Published on Friday, 5th February 2016

Race Leys Junior School Pupils and staff joined local Residents yesterday at Bailey Park, Bedworth to take advantage of the new waymarked measured mile route recently installed in the Park.

Following successful joint working with Local Ward Councillors Bill Hancox and John Haynes and the Old Collycroft Residents Association (OCRA) a funding application was submitted to Public Health Warwickshire, enabling funding to be directed at installing route markers for all residents to take advantage of.

Yesterday was the launch of the new walk being supported by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and trained volunteer walk leaders. The walk will commence the first Tuesday of every month at 1.00pm at Bailey Park.

Pupils from Race Leys have already planned their route every week with staff taking a small group of children at lunchtime once a week, armed with pedometers to keep a tally of the steps walked.

” we are pleased to be part of this initiative and have instigated a range of extra-curricular activities at lunch times for pupils which includes Darts, Dancercise and Boxing. The new walking initiative is good for both pupils and staff in getting their daily exercise and our thanks goes to Joy Hancox for this latest activity and joining up with the local community”.

Head Teacher Amanda Griffin

” we are pleased to see that the local Park is being used by a wide variety of age groups and recommend all local residents to see the work that has been undertaken in the Park in the past 12 months. The Parks open space offer a range of activities for all age groups and now with the measured mile we hope that more residents will take up walking and increase their physical activity levels".

Councillors Bill Hancox and John Haynes