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Chester School Promotes Physical Fitness

The Mill View Primary School in Upton, Chester has announced it will be launching an exciting programme next month. Led by head of PE Harry Morris, the initiative is called “Jump for June” and is designed to boost not just kids’ fitness, but to get as many people as possible active around the region.

Understandably, as an educator, Mill View is focused on the mental and physical wellbeing of the children it teaches. However, it also acknowledges that regular physical activity forms an essential part of both.

The primary’s ongoing mission involves its PE staff and special guests hosting fun high intensity interval training (HIIT) daily workout sessions. Held during the school day at 9 am, the workouts are 15 minutes in length and will be live streamed using Zoom. As a result, the school is inviting parents, members of the public and other schools around the UK to tune in and join it for a free workout experience.

Mill View has successfully run the programme for the past two years and enjoyed strong support while expanding it reach, with schools as far away as Burnley participating in the morning workouts.

Students collect sponsors from family and friends participating, and all money raised is shared between a charity selected by the children though the school’s Pupil Parliament and funding for new PE equipment for the primary. The school also sources prizes from local businesses which back the programme and donates the prizes for a special raffle.

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