Primary School

Daily Mile

HM Government’s ‘Childhood Obesity: A Plan For Action’ states that schools should deliver 30 minutes of ‘moderate to vigorous’ exercise for pupils (outside of normal PE lessons) every day.  One of the most effective initiatives being used by schools to help achieve this is the daily mile.  The daily mile works because of its simplicity: Children run, jog (or walk at first) for 15 minutes each day. No kit is required – the children go out in their school clothes. Trainers are ideal but not essential. Weather is not a barrier – Jackets on in the cold and damp; sweatshirt off if it’s warm! It’s not competitive – It’s both social and fun. Schools who have been implementing the daily mile for several months report that they have seen great improvements in pupils’ fitness levels as well as significant social and emotional benefits.  We aim to start this initiative over the coming weeks and are looking forward to seeing the benefits to the health and wellbeing of our children.


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