Sport England: “Helping children to develop positive attitudes to being active is a key part of Sport England’s work. With 1/3 of children currently doing fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day, getting as many children as possible to be physically active is really important.
That’s why Sport England wants to increase the number of schools and children taking part in The Daily Mile on a regular basis. Through its partnership with the Daily Mile Foundation – who are an independent charity – Sport England has invested National Lottery funds into Active Partnerships (CSPs) to the expansion of The Daily Mile in England.
This partnership will give many thousands of children the opportunity to get active.”
‘The Daily Mile’ name and logo are trademarks of The Daily Mile Foundation, Hawkslease, Chapel Lane, Lyndhurst SO43 7FG (Registered Charity Number 1166911). All rights reserved.
The Daily Mile Competition Winners!
- One of five outdoor speakers, perfect for when you’re doing The Daily Mile
- One of five £100 vouchers to spend on PE equipment with Davies Sports
The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.
It is a simple but effective concept, which any school can implement completely free of charge and without the need for staff training.
Its impact can be transformational – improving not only children’s fitness, but also their attainment, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing.
The Daily Mile is not sport or PE, but a health and wellbeing initiative, promoting daily physical activity. Children are encouraged to jog or run outside for 15 minutes every day at a time of their teacher’s choosing.
Sign up for free at www.thedailymile.co.uk
Your Local Coordinator – Shania Boom
As The Daily Mile Local Coordinator for South and West Yorkshire, Shania’s role involves providing support to primary schools in starting The Daily Mile. This could be:
- an assembly or launch day
- providing more information on how The Daily Mile could work in your school
- case studies of other schools making it work
Feel free to contact me if you need any more information and ideas!