The 'Daily Mile'
The Daily Mile is simple and free and gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day
to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.
The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances. We want every child to have the opportunity to do The Daily Mile at primary school, and are now working to build The Daily Mile’s community with schools, local councils, sports bodies and other supporters in the UK and beyond.
Founder, Elaine Wyllie explains in this Video how much ‘The Daily Mile’ can benefit your school.
How ‘The Daily Mile’ works!
- It takes place in 15 minutes, with most children averaging a mile, or more, each day.
- Children run outside in the fresh air – and the weather is a benefit, not a barrier.
- There’s no set up, tidy up, or equipment required.
- No staff training is needed and there is no extra workload for teachers.
- Children run in their uniforms so no kit or changing time is needed.
- It’s social, non-competitive and fun.
- The children return to class ready to learn.
- It helps to improve fitness and achieve a healthy weight.
- It encourages children to be aware of their health.
- It’s fully inclusive; every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, succeeds at The Daily Mile.
Sutton SSP can support your school to engage in ‘The Daily Mile’.
We can run training for your staff, assemblies and even support with a launch event.