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The Daily Mile

Logo for the Daily Mile Foundation

The Daily Mile is a national initiative, supporting schools to get children fit for life and fit for learning, by encouraging them to run or jog for 15 minutes every day in their schools or nurseries. This physical activity promotes social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing, as well as fitness. It takes place outside in the fresh air during the school day at a time of the teacher’s choosing. Children run in their school clothes and no special kit or equipment is required.

The Daily Mile in action!

The Daily Mile works!

  • Children run outside in the fresh air – and the weather is a benefit, not a barrier
  • There’s no set up, tidy up, or equipment required
  • No staff training is needed and there is no extra workload for teachers
  • Children run in their uniforms so no kit or changing time is needed
  • It’s social, non-competitive and fun
  • The children return to class ready to learn
  • It helps to improve fitness and achieve a healthy weight
  • It encourages children to be aware of their health
  • It’s fully inclusive; every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, succeeds at The Daily Mile

Daily Mile Case Studies 

The Bury CofE Primary School is a village rural school situated in Bury, on the edge of the town of Ramsey, Cambridgeshire. It has 194 pupils on the roll, with 7 classes from Reception to Year 6 and they started The Daily Mile in October 2018.

Since starting The Daily Mile, they’ve noticed the following differences in the children and across the school:

  • Children are happier after being outside and burning off some energy
  • They have made clear progress in the number of laps they can do and are fitter
  • Children talking to each other more and with the staff whilst doing The Daily Mile

Find out more about how the Bury CofE Primary School implemented The Daily Mile and why it’s so important to them in their case study.

Living Sport is keen to support schools registering to The Daily Mile to embed their regular practice of The Daily Mile, as well as significantly grow the number of schools starting The Daily Mile across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

For further information about The Daily Mile and to register your school, please visit: www.thedailymile.co.uk

To find out more about The Daily Mile locally, please contact ali.cope@livingsport.co.uk

Montage of images of people doing the daily mile

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