A Glasgow primary school has been able to 'circumnavigate the globe' thanks to pupils completing an exercise challenge.

Cardonald Primary, in the Southside, pulled off the impressive feat by getting students to run, jog, wheel or walk the Daily Mile. 

The aim of the mile is to get pupils to be socially active - at their own pace - for a full 15 minutes which adds up to a mile.

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Glasgow Times:

Pupils at the Glasgow school managed to record a huge 47,949 miles, which is the equivalent of over 1,830 marathons since they started taking part in 2021.

The children at Cardonald Primary School were also able to plot their journey across the globe, learning about the countries, continents, and oceans they crossed throughout their journey before finally 'returning to Glasgow' in the space of 2 years.

Diane Strang, head teacher at Cardonald Primary School, said: “The Daily Mile has become part of our school routine, with the children reminding teachers if they haven’t done it that day.

"Adding this exciting challenge of going around the world whilst completing The Daily Mile has really motivated the children – they love seeing how far they’ve travelled and really enjoy learning about the journey along the way.” 

Glasgow Times:

The Daily Mile initiative was started by former Head Teacher, Elaine Wyllie, of St Ninian’s Primary in Stirling, Scotland in 2012 and has grown every year, with the support of INEOS.  

208,400 children are currently taking part in The Daily Mile across Scotland with over 4.8 million children doing so globally, across 19,000+ schools and early years settings and in 94 countries.

Ms Wyllie added: “I’m very proud of what Cardonald Primary School have achieved. 

"Children and staff have done brilliantly to circumnavigate the globe by going out to do their Daily Mile together.

"They have learned about countries and cultures across the world whilst at the same time staying fit and having fun together.

"Well done, Cardonald!”