OLYMPIC HOCKEY Gold medallist Hannah Macleod helped to open a new purpose-built running track at Priory School in Slough.

Priory School has invested in the track to promote its healthy lifestyle initiatives for the students.

Alongside physical activity, The school also want to encourage a good diet by providing nutritious school meals and ensuring that packed lunches are healthy with their Healthy Lunchbox policy.

Fresh from winning gold at the Rio Olympics with the Team GB women’s hockey team, Hannah Macleod gave the children some inspiring words in a special assembly as part of the opening of the track on Friday, September 30.

The school has also implemented The Daily Mile, where children and teachers leave the classroom for 15 minutes every day to run or walk around the track.

Elaine Wyllie, founder of The Daily Mile, personally congratulated Priory School on its achievements so far.

She added said: “This will benefit the health and well-being of all children and staff.”

“I congratulate them in being the first school in Slough to lead the way and as one of England’s largest schools it will be a beacon for schools everywhere who want to solve the childhood obesity crisis which faces this country.”

Priory wants its lifestyle policy to be a blueprint for other schools. Headteachers or heads of PE are encouraged to contact Mr Molland at lee.molland@prioryschool.com to talk more about this initiative and others which the school is keen to share.