In 2017, we were lucky enough to be awarded an 'Awards for All' Lottery grant which enabled us to create an all weather running track on the school field. The field is a quarter of a mile around its edge meaning that 4 laps of the track are around a mile long. Children start running as soon as they start school in Reception class. The expectation is to run one continuous lap without stopping in Reception, building to two laps by the end of Year 2 and four laps by the end of Year 6. Classes get out onto the track as often as possible either during break and lunchtimes or at other times during the school day when some fresh air and a 'brain break' are required!
We also hold an after school running club at various points in the school year - this usually culminates at the end of the Autumn term in a 'Santa Dash' followed by hot chocolate and medals.
We hold an annual 'Fun Run' in conjunction with the PTFA during the summer term to raise money and to give everyone, even parents, an opportunity to use the track and to show off their running stamina.