The aim of The Daily Mile™ is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children. You may have seen or heard about it in the media, as it is an initiative spreading globally.
We ensure that every day, no matter what the weather, our children go outside in the fresh air (usually up onto the school field) to run or jog, at their own pace, for 15 minutes, as part of a daily focus on health, wellbeing and physical activity.
- helps improves fitness and energy
- encourages children to be aware of their health and self-care
- is fun and loved by our children
- is social and encourages communication
- is always fully inclusive – every child, every day
- promotes a curiosity for nature and the outdoors
- reduces anxiety
- experience of being outdoors in all seasons / weather
- increases confidence and self-esteem
- gives a sense of achievement
- increases concentration levels
- improves motor skills and spatial awareness
- builds new friendships
- reinforces a positive attitude towards physical activity from a young age
- can improve eating and sleeping habits
“I believe The Daily Mile will have a huge impact on young people's lives, helping children across the UK to be fitter, healthier and happier. I'm delighted to be supporting The Daily Mile, and hope that every child has the opportunity to take part in this fantastic initiative.”
- Colin Jackson, Olympic 110m hurdles Medallist -
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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.
Note: there is no requirement to complete a mile. The mile is derived from the approximate distance that the original Daily Mile pioneers at St Ninian's Primary School, Stirling, managed in 15 minutes.