Yorkshire Sport Foundation has welcomed Darren Huart to the team as The Daily Mile™ Local Coordinator for South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.
Darren joins us after six years as a secondary school teacher and will support schools across the two counties to implement The Daily Mile initiative.
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.
Darren is the second person to be appointed into the role, with his predecessor helping bring the total number of schools across the two counties registered for The Daily Mile from 189 to 321. The new ‘Daily Mile Destinations‘ resource is also being used in more than 200 schools.
As well as his most recent roles within teaching, Darren has also worked in delivering community sport and activity sessions.
“The Daily Mile is a great way to help children get into a lifelong physical activity habit,” said Darren.
“Coming from the education sector, I understand why teachers may struggle to implement physical activity into the school day due to the pressures of assessment. I am really looking forward to providing them and the pupils with the opportunity to get out of the classroom and run or walk for 15 minutes, something that the students really need.”
“It’s so easy to implement into the school day so hopefully we can get more and more children taking part and experiencing the benefits of regular physical activity.”
For more information on The Daily Mile, including Darren’s contact details and how to get your hands on the free ‘Daily Mile Destinations’ resource, click here.