The Daily Mile™ - At Home 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. The Daily Mile Foundation has information for parents here. Your school may already be doing The Daily Mile and you want to carry on at home or it may be new to your family. Either way you can take part at home - here are some resources to make it even more fun! Spring Challenge 2021: Climbing Mount Mile (for schools as well as children at home) Set off from base camp: between Friday 5th February and the end of February 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. Schools who reach the summit by the 28th May 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 for a family activity bundle. Sign up for schools and children can be found at www.livingsport.co.uk/climbing-mount-mile-2021-spring-challenge The Daily Mile at Home Challenges The Daily Mile Foundation has produced some great challenges The Daily Mile at Home Challenges for children taking part in The Daily Mile at Home. How to do The Daily Mile at Home Core Principles for The Daily Mile at Home Living Sport, the Active Partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has created some local resources too. ‘Get to Know Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’ Series Learn about your local area through our ‘Get to Know Series’ of resources, which use virtual Landmark Maps of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to find out about points of interest within the area. They come complete with a supporting Factsheet for children (and families) to do as an individual challenge or motivator. Each time children run or jog a mile they tick off a box on the map to the next landmark. During the leg to each local landmark the children are encouraged to find out more about it and write 2 of these facts down on the factsheet. Both are designed to take 30 days, if a child does a mile each day. Download Get to Know CambridgeshireDownload Get to Know Peterborough London Landmark Tracker Support the London Marathon by using our London Landmark resource. Capture the enthusiasm of the London Marathon with your children by doing a tour of London’s famous landmarks. The A3 map has 17 landmarks. Just tick off a location each day in order to complete a loop of London’s famous landmarks. Download the London Landmarks Tracker. If your school is interested in registering for The Daily Mile you can find out more here and sign up here. Check out our Families page for more ways to stay active at home.