A Croydon school is leading the charge in getting kids active.

St Peter’s School in South Croydon has its students taking part in the The Daily Mile which sees students run, walk or jog a designated course for 15 minutes each day.

Fiona Simpson is one of the teachers at the school and said she has already seen the benefits in her students.

“We decided to start The Daily Mile because we could see the fitness and self-esteem benefits for our pupils," she said.

"Plus, the children can do this activity at their own pace.

“We have a particular year group that is very active and after they have completed their 15 minutes of exercise in the morning, they return to the classroom more ready and focused to work.”

It looks like the kids are enjoying getting out and about as well.

Flora, a year five student at the school said: “It’s really fun. I like that you can pace yourself.

"I do a routine for myself where I can either run, jog, sprint or walk.”

Annabelle, also in year five, said: “I like it that we cheer each other on so that you don’t feel like you’re on your own.”