Halls Head Primary School runners’ club encouraging fitness and health


There are almost 120 students in the Halls Head Primary School Runners’ Club Program.
There are almost 120 students in the Halls Head Primary School Runners’ Club Program.

FOR 21 years, Halls Head Primary School students have been on the run.

The Runners’ Club Program involves pupils meeting every Tuesday and Thursday morning before school to run 1km, 1.5km, 2km or 2.5km.

The distances are tallied during the year.

This year there are almost 120 students in the Runners’ Club.

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School spokeswoman Marg Pantall said the program was designed to encourage fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

“Each morning the runners awaken their senses and get the school day off to a good start,” she said.

“The students set individual benchmarks for their fitness and well-being at a young age.

“Life will always throw up some curve-balls, but the students will be well placed to deal with challenges if fitness and well-being is an established constant and the ‘good feelings’ are a benchmark set early in life.”