14th February 2012
Quedgeley launch Golden Mile!
Busy Bees Golden mile is a unique way to get the whole family involved in excercise. The challenge is to complete a total of eight miles in a year around a Golden mile track or at home to raise money for the Dame kelly Holmes Trust.
The children at Quedgeley have been completeing laps around the Golden Mile track by walking, jumping, skipping and running. This activity has encouraged the children to have fun with their friends, whilst at the same time being fit and healthy. The activities have also helped the children develop through exploration and captures their imaginations.
The children at Quedgeley have created a track with lots of Golden footprints, banners and balloons in the walk way to the nursery. Why don't you join in with the fun and raise money for the Dame Kelly Holmes trust at the same time. Here are just some of the activities you can do as a family at home.
Mile 1: Challenge your child to explore their surroundings and give them a list of things to spot on the journey, like a leaf, a bird, a blue car and a footprint.
Mile 2: Go on a listening walk to see how many sounds you can hear along the way.
Mile 3: Collect items from the great outdoors, like leaves, twigs and bark and create a huge natural display.
Mile 4: Take photographs along the walk to make a family scrap book.
Dame Kelly Holmes is best known for her international athletics career. Kelly wanted to create a legacy from her athletics career that would benefit the young people who up to, and are inspired by elite sports performers like herself.
Having seen first hand the difference that world class sports performers can make to a childrens lives, Dame kelly set up her own charity, trust. It's mission is to 'create life chances to young people'