The Golden Mile

Golden Mile 

This term, the children of Branscombe C of E Primary school took part in a ‘Golden Mile’ assessment run. On the recreational ground behind the village hall, the children were challenged to run as far as they could in 3 minutes (KS1) or 4 minutes (KS2) without stopping or slowing to a walk. Most of the children were successful in continuing to run throughout this time, although some found this challenging, due to the temptation to run at full-speed to start with and then slow down. At the end of the run, measurements were recorded of how far they were able to run during this time period. Later in the year, this assessment will be repeated to see whether the children have improved their fitness and are able to run further than previously.