We believe that schools across the world will benefit from implementing The Daily Mile – and, it’s really simple!Read on below
Starting The Daily Mile in Schools
We believe that schools all over the world will benefit from implementing The Daily Mile.
Schools that are already involved say that they really value it. Teachers tell us that it improves learning readiness, concentration and behaviour – which leads to better attainment. They see how it builds the children’s confidence, resilience and determination while they are enjoying being outside in the fresh air, running with their friends.
We recommend schools introduce The Daily Mile to children as a run or jog, not as a walk. If implemented as per core principles, almost all children will be able to run for most, or all of, the way after around 4 weeks. This level of fitness will be maintained or improved over the coming months and years.
A note to Headteachers
For best results, avoid launching The Daily Mile in your school as a walk. Start as you mean to go on! The Daily Mile is inherently a social activity, whereby the children run and jog together.
Why does The Daily Mile work for schools?
The Daily Mile is simple and free to implement
It’s proven to be sustainable – happening all year round, every year
Always takes place in a safe, risk-assessed school environment
It helps improve focus, concentration, and behaviour in class
Physical activity is known to improve attainment
Teachers can, if they wish, choose to link it to aspects of the curriculum
It embeds daily physical activity into the school’s approach to Health & Wellbeing
It helps schools meet the recommendations for daily physical activity outlined by the UK Government
The children are much fitter and can access Sport and P.E. more readily
Here is a cover letter explaining how you can begin your Daily Mile journey at your school:
To help you start The Daily Mile, you can download a wide variety of supporting materials free of charge from our resources page.
There are also a number of videos on our website which show The Daily Mile in action in a variety of settings, as well as a selection of case studies sent in by schools. If you would like your school story to be featured as a Daily Mile case study, please get in touch.
Finally, don’t forget to add your school to the participation map.
Wishing you all the best on your journey!
Sign up today, Start tomorrow! The Daily Mile by Colin Jackson, Olympic 110m hurdles Medallist
The Daily Mile is part of a massive journey for the school. We are raising aspirations, showing the children they can be better, and do better. The Daily Mile puts a rocket up their learning. We do it every day, all year roundAlison Walker, Headteacher at Moat Primary Academy, Gloucester