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Our Running Track Opening Ceremony - Thursday 28th March 2019

A DAILY MILE running track has been  opened in a special ceremony today, Thursday 28th March 2019. The running track, the first in the local area, is one of the school’s many projects launched to improve the health and wellbeing of staff and pupils. 

Ms Daisy Bailey, Manor Field School’s headteacher said, ‘It’s a wonderful new addition to the school, to help everyone keep fit and healthy. We will use it for our “daily dash” initiative, which will allow children to recognise the benefits to their health and wellbeing by running outdoors! Our school dog Cara is particularly excited about the prospect of a daily dash with the children.”

The running track, which is 300 metres long and 1.9 metres wide is partly being funded by the school’s Parent Teacher Association, the local Lions Club as well as the School’s Sports Premium funds.

‘We are passionate about having sport, fitness and wellbeing at the heart of our school vision”, explained Manor Field’s Sports Leader and class teacher Miss Baldwin.

“We used to run the daily mile around the playground which wasn’t ideal, running on tarmac. Now we have an all -purpose weather running track, where children can enjoy improving on their personal best running times!”

“We would like the local community to benefit from this installation and are planning to hold a running club after school for staff and parents alike to encourage good health and fitness for all.”

Mr Stephens representing the Manor Field PTA and Mr Carter from Burgess Hill Lions Club have jointly cut the ribbon and officially opened the track.

A special thank you goes to Mr Howland who documented the whole event with photographs and videos.