'Race to Rio'

Woodfield Primary School has been working closely with the Social Responsibilities Group (SRG) at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL), to implement a ‘Race to Rio’ challenge amongst the Woodfield School Community.

The aim of the project is to promote health and wellbeing amongst some of the younger residents of the Wigan Borough. It is also to encourage the children to keep fit, whilst also getting them in the Olympic spirit, ahead of the Rio Olympic Games to be held this summer.

Launched by Wigan Warriors Head Coach, Shaun Wane, in February, both pupils from the school, and staff from WWL, have attempted to walk the accumulative distance from Wigan to Rio, via competing countries. The children record the number of steps they make each week in a grid provided in their Reading Record Books. This enables them to determine how much of the distance they have covered.