Kings College London School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences evaluated The Daily Mile as a public health intervention in the borough of Lewisham. Their study reports the perceived benefits by teachers for participating children which include improved peer to peer, and teacher-child relationships, and better concentration in class. These positive outcomes were most pronounced for children who don’t get much other physical activity in their day. Read the full study here.
The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) based within the University of Edinburgh reported similar observations in their study where they evaluated teachers’ perspectives of the barriers and facilitators to the delivery of The Daily Mile in 8 primary schools in Edinburgh. They found that The Daily Mile increased teacher-child rapport, and enhanced classroom concentration. You can read more about their evaluation here.