Pupils at Haydn Primary and Nursery School in Nottingham worked together to walk (and run) the entire distance from their school to Twickenham Stadium completing their 2017 Sheriff’s Challenge.

Inspired by watching England’s success in the RBS Six Nations the pupils, aged from 5-11 years old, completed a one mile circuit around their school through out the tournament. Modelling England Rugby’s Core Values (teamwork, respect, enjoyment, sportsmanship and discipline) they worked together to ensure everyone was able to contribute to the challenge and reach their 139 mile total.

Annie Harley, PE Co-ordinator, said ‘the RBS Six Nations sourced a great deal of conversation and debate amongst our children and staff, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity for us to use it to launch the Haydn Mile. The idea of children running a mile every day, was pioneered in primary schools in Scotland and has proven to reduce levels of childhood obesity as well as improve children’s concentration levels during the lessons.’

To celebrate their success, we’ve sent the school England Rugby goodies to reward the pupils!

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