Vistara kids run for fun
IT WAS one small run around the block for the children of Vistara Primary School, but one giant run around the world for more than 40,000 students Australia-wide, whose combined efforts at running one kilometre added up to the circumference of the globe.
Children from years 4, 5, and 6 came in to Lismore for their run around the CBD, while the younger children ran around the Richmond Hill school's oval.
Teacher Leah Bryce said the school starts each day with some form of physical activity in the form of games, sports skills or yoga.
"We promote the idea that 'fitness is fun'," Mrs Bryce said.
"We encourage the kids to enjoy getting out into the fresh air and getting into some physical activities."
Wednesday, September 5 was National Health and Physical Education Day, and schools across Australia were joining in the Run Around the World Challenge.
"Vistara is proud to be one of the foundation schools for this event," Mrs Bryce said.
"The aim is for enough students to walk, wheelchair, jog or run at least 1km each, to add up to the world's circumference."