A struggling primary school in Gloucester says part of its turnaround is due to getting its children to run for 15 minutes every day. Moat Primary Academy in Matson was placed in special measures last year, but has since signed up to The Daily Mile. It has since been converted into an academy and teachers say they’ve started to see an improvement in fitness and better behaviour in the classroom.
The Daily Mile has already been taken up by half of Gloucestershire’s schools with around 22,000 children running every day. The Daily Mile Foundation says the excitement outdoors helps to burn off energy which often leads to a calmer and more productive class.
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