Why the Daily Mile makes Sutton smile

12 May 2023

It is fantastic to hear that over half of Sutton’s schools have been participating in the Daily Mile initiative.

The Daily Mile encourages children to walk, jog, run, wheel, scoot or toddle a mile everyday, regardless of age or ability. To keep our young people fit and healthy, it is important to support and encourage them to make exercise a part of their everyday lives.

To look at what difference the Daily Mile has made, Sutton Council’s Public Health team launched the Daily Mile Art Competition and asked the borough’s primary school children to paint and draw pictures to show why the Daily Mile makes them smile!

This competition has been a great success and I was delighted to hear that over 700 children in Sutton aged from 4 to 11 have been getting both active and creative over the last few weeks.

I want to say Congratulations to all the participants and the winners.

I am really looking forward to going to Honeywood Museum to see all of the artworks, where they will be on show from Thursday 25 May to Saturday 17 June 2023 from Thursdays to Saturdays.

Last weekend was full of Coronation events and this weekend it’s the turn of the Eurovision Song contest. It’s great to see the city of Liverpool hosting the event on behalf of Ukraine, and to everyone who will be watching the Grand Final tomorrow evening I hope you have an enjoyable time.

Councillor Ruth Dombey
Leader of the Council

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