A note for parents & carers

The aim of The Daily Mile is simple – to help all children improve their physical, emotional, social and mental health and wellbeing by doing 15 minutes of physical activity outdoors each day.

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The children jog or run with their classmates in the safety of their own playground. Everyone has fun taking part – it is not P.E. and it is not competitive – while building relationships, confidence and resilience. This can be summed up in our Five F’s:

1   Fitness – children become more aware of a healthy lifestyle

2   Fresh Air – children thrive on the sights, sounds and seasons

3   Friends-  children use the language of friendship to support each other, improving their social and leadership skills

4   Fun – children enjoy taking part – this is what makes The Daily Mile so successful

5   Focus – daily physical activity helps children concentrate in the classroom and is proven to raise attainment

If your child is doing The Daily Mile at school you can support this at home, by both encouraging their confidence in running and moving outside with them out of school hours. Parents 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 would like your child’s school to consider doing The Daily Mile, please let them know! We can provide the help and support to get schools started and are excited to bring more schools into our Daily Mile community.