Source: Sport for Business
Athletics Ireland have released research on the importance of The Daily Mile in the health and wellbeing of primary school children. According to the new research, teachers see The Daily Mile as an essential part of the school day, with 77 per cent of primary school teachers stating that it has a positive impact on the attentiveness and concentrations levels of children throughout the school day. Within only 18 months of its launch in Ireland at the end of 2018, two-thirds of those taking part now believe it to be an essential part of the school day.
The findings were released yesterday marking the 66th anniversary of Roger Bannister running the first sub four-minute mile.
Over 200,000 primary school children were taking part in 15 minutes of daily exercise up until the recent school closures as a result of the current public health climate, but The Daily Mile at Home campaign has encouraged many to keep it up as part of homeschooling.
Hamish Adams, CEO of Athletics Ireland, said: “The Daily Mile movement really is something special, and it’s great to have partners [SPAR, INEOS, Irish Life Health] who are so passionate about improving the health and well-being of the children of Ireland,”
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