What is The Daily Mile?
The Daily Mile aims to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and well-being of our children – regardless of age, abilities or personal circumstances.
It is a profoundly simple but effective concept, which any school can implement completely free of charge and without the need for staff training. Its impact can be transformational –improving not only the children’s fitness, but also their concentration levels, mood, behavior and general well-being.
Children are encouraged to run or jog for 15 minutes every day at a time chosen by their class teacher. In this time, most children will average a mile or more distance – this is how The Daily Mile is born!
The Daily Mile's Core Principles
The Daily Mile has 10 core principles that, when implemented correctly, ensure that the children receive the full benefits of daily physical activities.