The Daily Mile™ - Your Local Support Since January 2019, 85 schools have signed up to The Daily Mile, making a grand total of 122 schools across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough! 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 primary schools and early years settings. This physical activity promotes social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing, as well as fitness. To sign up click here. Active miles are mentioned as part of the Government guidance on full opening of schools. The Daily Mile takes place outside, is flexible and simple to implement without the need to change clothing or use equipment making it suitable for use within current constraints. Spring Challenge 2021: Climbing Mount Mile (for schools as well as children at home) Set off from base camp: Friday 5th February (or later) Reach the summit by: Friday 28th May (for the chance to be entered into our prize draw) Join us along with other schools and families across the county in an expedition up Mount Mile! Launching during Children and Young People’s Mental Health Awareness Week on 5th of February. Unlock wellbeing focused rewards and resources along the way which will help teachers and children, as you travel up the mountain by doing your Daily Mile. All schools who reach the summit by the end of the challenge (May 28th) will be entered into a draw to win a live Q & A session (either in person or virtually) with our The Daily Mile Local Champion, Paralympian, Sam Ruddock. Individual children who enter from home will also be able to unlock rewards and will be entered into a prize draw. Sign up for schools to Climb Mount Mile can be found here. Sign up for individual children at home for Mount Mile will shortly be found here. County Recognition Scheme This scheme, introduced by Living Sport, recognises schools delivering The Daily Mile through its Core Principles. The Daily Mile Foundation has found that by following these core principles schools find it easier to sustain The Daily Mile long term and indeed integrate it into their daily school curriculum. It is endorsed by both: Dr Liz Robin, Director of Public Health and Jonathan Lewis, Director of Education, at Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council. Schools delivering through the Core Principles will receive a specially designed fence banner Schools that have truly embedded The Daily Mile into everyday learning receive a quality assurance certificate signed by both Directors Our The Daily Mile Local Champion We are pleased to have double Paralympian Sam Ruddock as The Daily Mile Local Champion for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. Sam works with us to promote the great benefits to schools and children as they regularly complete their 15 minutes of daily physical activity. Sam brings heaps of enthusiasm to this role through his experience as both a Youth Sport Trust Mentor and School Sports Officer. What’s more, having achieved huge personal success as a para-athlete, he is a great inspiration to all. Stories Find out how primary, special and nursery schools have implemented The Daily Mile into their school day and the impact it has had on the school staff, the children and their families. Bury CofE Primary School Winyates School Samuel Pepys School Beach Babies Nursery The Daily Mile in Early Years Settings The Daily Mile can also be used in Early Years Settings - take a look at how one local setting, Beach Babies has implemented it. We also have a short guide with helpful tips on how to adapt it in your setting. Resources for 'at home' To support schools and families if children need to be at home we have created special resources. Our ‘Get to Know Cambridgeshire and Peterborough' series can be accessed through www.livingsport.co.uk/families. The Daily Mile Foundation also has resources at thedailymile.co.uk/at-home/ Our registered schools have access to additional free resources to support delivery of The Daily Mile which are available through The Daily Mile Local Coordinator. How to get involved For further general information please visit: www.thedailymile.co.uk and sign up Join The Movement | The Daily Mile UK To find out more about The Daily Mile locally please contact The Daily Mile Local Coordinator, Anna O'Leary - email [email protected] (for schools located in Hunts, East Cambs and Fenland) or Alana Lawes - email [email protected] (for schools located in Cambridge, South Cambs or Peterborough) The Daily Mile Logo and 'The Daily Mile' name are trademarks belonging to The Daily Mile Foundation, Hawkslease, Chapel Lane, Lyndhurst. U.K. and are reproduced with permission. All rights reserved.