Head’s fat burner set to run and run

A teacher whose primary pupils run a daily mile has gained fit, slim children, an award and a trip to the White House.

A SIMPLE, 15-minute mile-long run round the playground, pioneered by a Scottish teacher and hailed as the biggest ever breakthrough in childhood obesity, is set to make it to the White House after capturing the imagination of Samantha Cameron and chef Gordon Ramsay.

Elaine Wyllie, head teacher of St Ninians Primary School in Stirling, believes she may have cracked the growing childhood obesity crisis with a simple, virtually cost-free solution which is set to go global.

The Daily Mile initiative was devised by Wyllie in February 2012 after Nigel Buchanan, a regular volunteer at the school and owner of the historic Touch Estate in Stirlingshire, remarked that the children were surprisingly unfit.

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