Clarendon Junior School in Tidworth has officially opened a new ‘pathway to fitness’ that Knights Brown built over the school summer holidays.
The path is intended to support the government’s national Childhood Obesity Plan. The plan encourages schools to help pupils improve their health and well-being by walking a mile a day amid growing concern about the number of youngsters who are overweight and obese.
The Fitness Challenge
Pupils are now able to complete the national ‘Daily Mile’ challenge, which aims to get children running or walking outside for 15 minutes every day.
The school is now better equipped to respond more effectively to the recommendations set out in the Childhood Obesity Plan, which encourages schools to help pupils by setting healthy habits and supporting positive diet and exercise choices.
The pathway was officially opened by local MP, Claire Perry on Friday 6 October and was paid for by Aspire Defence Limited, Aspire Defence Capital Works and Knights Brown.
Knights Brown works with Aspire Defence delivering new and improved soldiers’ accommodation at the Tidworth and Bulford garrisons on Salisbury Plain, supporting the Army Basing Programme (ABP). ABP involves the withdrawal of British troops from Germany and unit movements within the UK. Under ABP, the number of service pupils applying for a place at Clarendon School, where 85% of the children already come from military families, is likely to increase from 2019.