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
How can we help primary schools in South and West Yorkshire get started with The Daily Mile?
- Providing more information on how The Daily Mile could work in your school
- Free resources to motivate and inspire
- Signposting to local and national events
Contact for more information and support: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also on twitter and love sharing photos and stories from our schools across Yorkshire! Follow @DarrenHuart, and our team page @YorkshireSport to see what the rest of The Daily Mile community are doing with their #DailyMile
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.