‘The Daily Mile’ is a simple but ground-breaking initiative, encouraging primary schools to take children outside running for 15 minutes each day in addition to the two hours of weekly physical education and daily outdoor play. The aim is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children and staff regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances. The Daily Mile enables everyone to have fun taking part while building relationships, confidence and resilience.
The Daily Mile fits perfectly with our school drive to be ‘Smarter, Healthier and Happier’! Research shows ‘The Daily Mile’ can help children to focus and concentrate in the classroom and raise their attainment. And most importantly, the children have told us that they really enjoy it!
Background to the Daily Mile: since 2015, ‘The Daily Mile has been adopted by almost 3,000 schools in the UK alone, proving extraordinarily popular with thousands of children, parents and teachers. The initiative is also attracting strong overseas interest, and schools have signed up in over 40 different countries. Globally, it has been adopted by over 15,000 schools and nurseries.’
More information about The Daily Mile can be found on their website