The Daily Mile Foundation and INEOS Britannia celebrate Catalan Schools ahead of 37th America’s Cup 2024

The Daily Mile Foundation and INEOS Britannia celebrate Catalan Schools ahead of 37th America’s Cup 2024

  • The Daily Mile Foundation, supported by INEOS, and INEOS Britannia, celebrate schools in Catalunya participating in The Daily Mile ahead of the 37th America’s Cup in Barcelona.
  • Local partners include the Public Health Agency of Catalunya, the Department for Education and Spanish based charity Sport for Education & Health.
  • Over 11,000 children from 45 schools in Catalunya are registered with The Daily Mile – a physical health and wellbeing initiative providing children with opportunities for daily physical activity.
  • INEOS Britannia, led by Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor in history, is the British Challenger of Record for the 37th America’s Cup.
  • Representing the Royal Yacht Squadron, INEOS Britannia is known for its cutting-edge technology and innovation in yacht design and performance.

Today, the Daily Mile Foundation, in collaboration with INEOS Britannia, celebrates Catalan schools actively involved in The Daily Mile, at the INEOS Britannia sailing base in Barcelona.

Local partners, the Public Health Agency of Catalunya, the Departmen

t for Education, and Sport for Education & Health, joined The Daily Mile Foundation to share a vital message about the importance of physical activity for children.

INEOS Britannia sailors joined pupils from two local schools, Gassó i Vidal and el Turó, to participate in The Daily Mile – running, wheeling, or walking for 15 minutes – at the Marina Port Vell, next to the (INEOS Britannia) team’s 37th America’s Cup base.

Sir Ben Ainslie remarked, “As we continue to prepare for the 37th America’s Cup, INEOS Britannia are proud to support The Daily Mile. Daily physical activity is essential for improving children’s health, enhancing their physical fitness, ment

al health, and overall well-being. We are delighted to see schools in Catalunya participating and it was great to welcome students to our base and have some of our team join them to run around the port. We hope to see more schools in the area join The Daily Mile community and reap the benefits of being more active”.  

Children from Gassó i Vidal and el Turó were welcomed at the INEOS Britannia base to celebrate their participation in The Daily Mile and to enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the base and a meet-and-greet opportunity with members of the team.

Gordon Banks, Global Director of The Daily Mile Foundation, INEOS, said, “Global sports events such as the 37th America’s Cup create great excitement and can inspire children and young people, so we are delighted to connect INEOS Britannia with our local partners in Catalunya to celebrate the commitment of local schools to The Daily Mile. When children are active, they are healthier and happier, and we know that healthy and happy children learn better. So that’s our mission, to help schools create environments where regular physical activity becomes part of school life.”

Jordina Capella González, Head of the Service for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles and Preventing Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases at the Public Health Agency of Catalunya, remarked, “We are thrilled to see the engagement of Catalan schools in The Daily Mile initiative. Encouraging daily physical activity is crucial for the health and well-being of our children. This collaboration with INEOS Britannia and The Daily Mile Foundation provides a fantastic opportunity to highlight the importance of an active lifestyle and to inspire more schools to join this impactful movement.”

Research confirms that providing regular physical activity at school, through models such as The Daily Mile, can significantly enhance children’s fitness, heighten alertness, and boost concentration levels in class, supporting improved learning outcomes and helping children feel happier. The Daily Mile Foundation is committed to inspiring schools in Catalunya and Spain to increase levels of physical activity ahead of the upcoming America’s Cup