The Daily Mile is a fully-inclusive, free and simple initiative which improves the physical and mental health of children. It’s a social activity where the children run, jog, wheel or walk at their own pace, for 15 minutes, a minimum of 3 times a week, and it improves focus in class.Read on below
How can I get involved if my child is doing The Daily Mile at school/early years setting?
If your child is doing The Daily Mile at school/early years setting you can support this at home, by both encouraging their confidence in running,jogging, wheeling or walking by moving outside with them, out of school hours. Parents often 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’d like to also participate in The Daily Mile you can sign up to our adults initiative, or you could consider doing The Daily Mile at Home.
What if my child’s school/early years setting is not doing The Daily Mile, yet?
If you would like your child’s school/early years setting to consider doing The Daily Mile, we encourage you to reach out to them! We can provide the help and support to get the school(s) started and are always excited to bring more settings into our global Daily Mile community. Please see below a resource we’ve created that may assist you in approaching your child’s school/early years setting about starting The Daily Mile.
If you’re not sure whether your child’s school is already doing The Daily Mile, you can check our Global Map.
The Daily Mile is brilliant. Both my boys love it. I am sure they are easier to teach, more cooperative and concentrate better after expelling their excess energy. I am delighted that you are showing them how accessible daily activity is, that it should be done every day and that it doesn’t take much time.Anon., Parent at Westways Primary school in Sheffield