Marathon Kids inspires pupil to swap PS4 for running!

Great article in the Leamington Courier this week​ about the impact our schools running programme, Marathon Kids, is having on Kineton Primary School.
Ethan Seshie, a year 6 pupil at Kineton Primary, felt moved to make changes in his life after watching his teacher, Mr. Dean Sanderson, take up running and start a school fitness programme called Marathon Kids.

Mr. Sanderson, who has lost 7 stone this year and ran the Birmingham Half-Marathon earlier this month, started the Marathon Kids walking programme in the summer term of last school year.

When a pupil completes the equivalent of a marathon they receive a certificate at the school’s weekly merit assembly on a Friday.

Ethan said: “I’m just about to finish my third marathon.

“I thought I could actually make some lifestyle changes. It’s something better to do than play on my PS4.”

The Marathon Kids programme takes place everyday during a 20-minute period after the school lunch.

Mr. Sanderson added: “All the staff take part too. There’s a couple of staff who’ve lost stones in weight.

“My aim was to get everybody fit and healthy. Leading by example that’s what it is really.”

Read the full article here

We are thrilled Marathon Kids is having such a positive impact on the entire school and the parents.

 Well done Ethan and Mr. Sanderson – what an inspiration you are ???
 
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