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.”
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The Daily Mile Destinations is here!
Get your whole school involved in The Daily Mile with our new Daily Mile Destinations resource!
Travel the Great Wall of China, soak up the spray at Niagara Falls, stand in awe as the sun rises over the pyramids of Giza and visit Chile’s Easter Island.
Whatever your journey looks like this year, let The Daily Mile Destinations help you along the way, keeping pupils, fit, focussed and flourishing – the journey is in your hands.
Aiming to achieve 100 days of The Daily Mile, classes strive to complete 3-5 days of The Daily Mile a week with each Daily Mile day moving you closer towards achieving a new destination sticker and certificate!
Your school will receive the following:
- A laminated Daily Mile Destinations map for your whole school
- School markers to track each of your classes movement
- Individual class passports with destinations stickers
- A cross-curricular fact sheet to aid your children’s learning
If you would like a The Daily Mile Destinations resource pack please sign up here
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!