The Daily Mile: Teachers’ perspectives of the barriers and facilitators to the delivery of a school-based physical activity intervention

Article title: The Daily Mile: Teachers’ perspectives of the barriers and facilitators to the delivery of a school-based physical activity intervention.

The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health and Policy (SCPHRP), who are based within the University of Edinburgh, interviewed 8 Local Authority primary schools investigating how teachers deliver The Daily Mile, the perceived benefits and the barriers and facilitators to participation.

They found:

  • Teachers were positive and enthusiastic about The Daily Mile
  • Teachers perceived it to be beneficial to the children’s health and fitness
  • Barriers to participation identified were; inadequate all-weather running surfaces and time constraints
  • Perceived impact on learning time was identified as a concern to teachers
  • Increased teacher-child rapport and perceived enhanced classroom concentration

Read the full article online, published in BMJ Open on 4th February 2019.