A note for parents & carers
The aim of The Daily Mile is simple – to help all children improve their physical, emotional, social and mental health and wellbeing by doing 15 minutes of physical activity outdoors each day.Read on below
The children walk, jog or run with their classmates in the safety of their own playground. Everyone has fun taking part- it is not P.E. and it is not competitive- while building relationships, confidence and resilience. This can be summed up in our Five F’s:
Fitness- children become more aware of a healthy lifestyle
Fresh Air- children thrive on the sights, sounds and seasons
Friends- children use the language of friendship to support each other, improving their social and leadership skills
Fun- children enjoy taking part – this is what makes The Daily Mile so successful
Focus- daily physical activity helps children concentrate in the classroom and is proven to raise attainment
If your child is doing The Daily Mile at school you can support this at home, by both encouraging their confidence in running, and moving outside with them out of school hours. Parents say that The Daily Mile helps children to eat and sleep better, and that often they become young ambassadors for whole family fitness!
If you would like your child’s school to consider doing The Daily Mile, please let them know! We can provide the help and support to get schools started and are excited to bring more schools into our Daily Mile community.