In the last 18 months 74 schools have signed up to The Daily Mile, making a grand total of 111 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.

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.  

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.


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 Schools and Families

To support all schools and families during this period when many children are at home we have created special resources to support The Daily Mile At Home and for those children in school.  Our ‘Get to Know Cambridgeshire and Peterborough' series can be accessed through The Daily Mile Foundation also has resources on The #DailyMileAtHome at including weekly challenges on twitter @_TheDailyMile

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.  We currently have a new resource called Destinations for registered schools.  This is a fun downloadable resource where classes travel around the world each time they do The Daily Mile.  It can be started at any time.  For a limited time new schools (as well as schools already registered) who sign up to The Daily Mile will be sent a pack of the key resources (including posters and stickers) to start you off.

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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)

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