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Pedal power under desks.

Pedal power under desks.

A school has introduced pedal machines under its desks in a bid to tackle the "rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes".

Thirty machines, costing £20 each, have been bought using the PE budget for pupils at Red Oak Primary in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Head teacher Heather Madsen said: "This is about setting up activity levels for the rest of their lives."

She hopes to fund more machines across the 430-pupil school, as first reported in the East Anglian Daily Times.

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