Kids encouraged to stay active with 'Daily Mile Challenge'

Steven and Fiona Watt (yellow tops) with members of their fitness group

Children are being encouraged to stay entertained and active during the coronavirus crisis - by taking part in the 'Daily Mile Challenge' - also known as the 'Rainbow Trail'.

It involves children who are self-isolating, or staying at home, drawing or painting a picture of a rainbow and putting it in their front window.

Youngsters who are out for a walk or run, but adhering to social distancing guidelines, are then tasked with seeing as many rainbows as they can - all while doing at least a mile's worth of exercise.

Children have been taking part in the initiative across the UK, as a way of killing boredom during the pandemic, as well as achieving daily exercise targets.

One local group promoting the idea is Auchterarder-based Five Star Active.

Steven Watt, who runs the fitness group with wife Fiona, tells us more about it:

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