Research carried out by the Universities of Stirling, Edinburgh and Highlands & Islands, involving interviews with school staff, concludes that The Daily Mile initiative’s success “can be attributed to the simple core intervention components – allowing the children to walk, jog or run; flexible delivery that supports teacher autonomy; and adaptability that suits the specific primary school context.”
Key aspects of The Daily Mile related to its implementation success include:
- Simple core intervention components
- Flexible delivery that supports teacher autonomy
- Adaptable to suit specific primary school context
- Continuing The Daily Mile beyond implementation is assisted by:
- Instant feedback of benefits
- Not over-monitoring
- Linking to busy curriculum
Read the full article online, published in PLOS ONE on 19th October 2018.
To download a “How To / Why To” Guide for schools, based on independent research from the Universities of Stirling, Edinburgh and Highlands & Islands, please see below.