Childhood obesity crisis could be overcome – thanks to Teacher of the Year’s groundbreaking Daily Mile exercise plan

Britain is in the grip of a childhood obesity crisis, with more than a third overweight by the time they leave primary school, according to latest NHS figures.

But in one primary school in Stirling, a head teacher has launched an extraordinary fightback, with a brilliantly simple idea that has transformed the lives of her pupils.

After hearing that children were exhausted by just the warm-up before their weekly PE lesson at St Ninian’s Primary, Teacher of the Year Elaine Wyllie decided to take action, starting with a fitness test.

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