PRIMARY school children are now enjoying improved facilities which are helping them to get their exercise.

Kingsley Community Primary and Nursery School last week unveiled a new 'Daily Mile' track and new play equipment on its grounds.

Pupils at the Middle Lane school walk or run along the Daily Mile track regularly, which has become a key part of their day.

And on Friday, January 19, Weaver Vale MP Mike Amesbury dropped by to officially open the new and improved track, and new monkey bar play equipment.

Tim Vernon, the school's site manager, said: "Kingsley Community Primary is very fortunate to have expansive outside areas including our playing fields, ‘Nature’s Nook’ wooded area, tennis courts and allotments which provide plenty of opportunities for our children to enjoy being outdoors.

"The new track, which was funded with assistance from The Marshes’ Fund, and the monkey and pull-up bars, courtesy of our PTA, complement our existing facilities and the children couldn’t wait to use them.

Northwich Guardian: Mike Amesbury officially opened the school's new 'Daily Mile' trackMike Amesbury officially opened the school's new 'Daily Mile' track (Image: KCPS)

"Mike was keenly interested in the school and the plans we have for the future.

"He took the time to talk to the children about his job as an MP and what that entails.

"It was good to have him involved with our school activities  and hear him offer his support in all that we do."

Labour MP Mike said: “It was a pleasure to open the Daily Mile track and play equipment to promote activity and fun in the fresh air.

"My understanding is some of the children walk the track while others run it. The juniors do cover up to a mile, which is pretty impressive.

Northwich Guardian: Children gathered for the opening of the new trackChildren gathered for the opening of the new track (Image: KCPS)

"As we all know, there is a need to get children moving and taking more exercise across the whole country.

"Being outside in nature is also good for one’s mental health and we all need a break when we’ve been concentrating whether working or studying. It helps clear the head, ready to refocus on the next task.

"Laying down good habits at an early age will stand the children in good stead for life when it comes to their health and wellbeing."