A primary school has installed a 200-metre track to help improve children’s fitness and concentration.

Prae Wood School in St Albans installed a running track over the summer holidays so students can take part in the fitness initiative, The Daily Mile.

The Daily Mile challenge encourages primary schools and nurseries to take children outside running for 15 minutes each day to improve their physical, emotional, social health and wellbeing.

The school received funding from the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund, last academic year for the track.

The track was placed in the field and will be used for PE lessons and for when the children start to lose concentration and focus in their lessons.

Youth Sports Trust ambassador, Ben Smith, was invited to the school on September 25 to officially launch the track and spoke to the children about being active and anti-bullying.

Prae Wood School headteacher Jenny Shepherd said: “It was a great afternoon, despite the wet weather and the children are thoroughly enjoying using the daily mile track during both curriculum time and their break times.”