Welsh Athlete Colin Jackson explains the Daily Mile is a free schools programme, with supporting material and teachers’ resources.
Olympian Colin Jackson calls on all UK schools to join The Daily Mile movement to improve health, wellbeing and academic success.
Schools that are already involved say that they really value it. Teachers say that the children benefit from being outside in the fresh air, running with their friends. It supports classroom learning and it improves the children’s confidence, concentration and behaviour.
The Daily Mile is a brilliant initiative; it enables children to choose to be physically active in whichever way they prefer, taking away fears of ‘having a go’ or a lack of motivation that many of us can suffer from, thus improving children’s health regardless of age, gender or personal barriers.
World-record-holder athlete, Colin Jackson, along with The Daily Mile, Public Health Wales and the Welsh Government have come together to encourage all primary schools in Wales to take up running for 15 minutes each day.
Sporting stars and public health experts have joined forces to officially launch The Daily Mile in Wales, at Pontllanfraith Primary School in Blackwood on Thursday 30 March.
The Caerphilly primary school is the latest school in Wales to sign up to The Daily Mile – an easy, fun way to improve children’s health and wellbeing.
World Championship Athlete Colin Jackson says teachers, parents and carers can join The Daily Mile movement today and start tomorrow.
Source: BBC News
BBC News investigates the benefits of The Daily Mile on school children in Caerphilly county, Wales.
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