Children getting fit on a daily mile track at Cottesmore Academy
Children in Rutland are getting fit and having fun outdoors thanks to an artificial grass ‘daily mile’ track that has been installed at their school.
Pupils at Cottesmore Academy at Kendrew Barracks in Cottesmore are now spending play time, class time and after school club time setting goals and beating their personal bests as they race up and down the bright blue, two-lane track.
Nine laps of the track equate to one mile in distance and many of the children are targetting themselves to achieve this on a daily basis.
LazyLawn, which has its head office in nearby Market Overton, installed over 250 square metres of yellow and blue Fun Grass to match the school’s logo, to create the track located within the school’s playing field.
Megan Lucas, head teacher at Cottesmore Academy said: “The children were so excited to have the track installed.
"They watched it coming together and couldn’t believe it was all theirs!”
Pictured: Matt Shemilt, area sales manager of LazyLawn and Cottesmore Academy pupils.