If you come past the school in the mornings, you might spot the children in Years 2-6 running laps of our playground or field. The children are taking part in The Daily Mile.
The Daily Mile makes children fitter, healthier, happier and has a positive impact on their behaviour and concentration levels. It is simple and effective, enabling every child, including those with special needs, to be active every day.
Why take part?
The Daily Mile is a national initiative. Thousands of children are jogging or running with their classmates in the safety of their own playground. Everyone has fun taking part — it is not P.E. and it is not competitive — while building relationships, confidence and resilience.
This can be summed up in our Five F’s:
1. Fitness — children become more aware of a healthy lifestyle
2. Fresh air — children thrive on the sights, sounds and seasons
3. Friends — children use the language of friendship to support each other, improving their social and leadership skills
4. Fun — children enjoy taking part — This is what makes The Daily Mile so successful
5. Focus — daily physical activity helps children concentrate in the classroom and is proven to raise attainment
You can find out more about The Daily Mile by taking a look at the website. You can find the link below.