Where we’re based: Worcestershire, England
Our Daily Mile Story
At Cutnall Green CofE Primary school we’ve been participating in The Daily Mile for 6 months in our school playground. We don’t have a huge site so we decided on many laps of the playground. The children and staff have actually loved this small circuit as it means we get to ‘lap’ and ‘check in’ with each other as we pass!
Since starting The Daily Mile, it’s had a huge impact on our well-being! It’s hard to get Vitamin D in the winter months so it’s lovely that the teachers are putting their planning and marking to one side to get outside in the sun! It’s also so wonderful to see children forming new friendships across different year groups.
When we started our million miles challenge one of our teachers (me! Miss Anderson!) had torn her ACL and couldn’t walk at all. I had to sit on a bench and watch the children go by. More recently I’ve been able to build up to doing the whole mile with the children and they are always telling me how proud they are of me!
We have linked our curriculum to The Daily Mile by introducing the MAT wide initiative to walk a million miles. We launched the Million Miles Walk campaign with an assembly about the longest rivers in the world as to help breakdown the million miles target, each school is going to walk the equivalent distance of the 10 longest rivers in the world.
We intend to include parents in some aspects of the initiative at some point.
Our experience of delivering the The Daily Mile couldn’t have been more positive! And we’re looking forward to progressing on to the school field when the weather gets nicer! A year 3 pupil told us it was “the highlight of my day”!