The Daily Mile is a national initiative that aims to improve the physical, emotional, social and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances. Every child in a school or nursery goes out each day in the fresh air to run, jog or walk at their own pace for 15 minutes. It is not competitive, though some will compete and that is fine.
Most children will average a mile in the 15 minutes, with some doing more and some doing less. The children will take part in their ordinary school clothes with trainers being ideal, but not essential. It can help children to focus and concentrate in the classroom, raise their attainment and most importantly, the children will really enjoy it.
We would like to introduce The Daily Mile for all the children at our school. Every afternoon Foundation Phase children will walk down to the village hall field through Dormouse trail, walk/run around the field once then return back to school. Junior children will complete the same walk every morning but will complete two laps around the field before returning to school.
As a school we are really excited about this new initiative and we are looking forward to the benefits it will bring to your child or children. To find out more about how it all works please visit: http://www.thedailymile.co.uk.