More than 150 students at Glen Osmond Primary School had a special visit today from Adelaide Crows midfielder Scott Thompson, who spoke to them about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle, and joined them for their first ‘kay’ around the school oval.
There was much excitement as students ran alongside the AFL footballer, with many of them taking the opportunity to get Scott’s autograph afterwards.
Ten classes will take part in the initiative, designed to get kids moving to combat the trend of young people not getting enough exercise each day.
The Advertiser also came along too, you can read the story here.
Glen Osmond Primary is one of nine schools taking part in the fundraising initiative, that will see almost 2,500 primary school students across South Australia run one kilometre a day for 21 days, the distance of a half marathon. Family and friends can get involved too by sponsoring for every ‘kay’ completed.
In Australia, 9 out of 10 young people aged 13 to 17 don’t move enough each day, which is a problem because physical activity is important for overall health and reduces the risk of developing certain diseases later in life – including bowel cancer.
Check out the website here.