Press Release: The Prime Minister Calls on Schools to Join The Daily Mile

The Prime Minister Theresa May today praised The Daily Mile – the popular fitness initiative that aims to get children fit for life – and called on schools to sign-up.

Prime Minister Theresa May praised The Daily Mile during Prime Minister’s Questions in response to a question from Conservative MP Tom Pursglove. Mr Pursglove commended The Daily Mile for helping ‘to make sure that children in schools are physically active, have better mental health and are best placed to learn and achieve’ and asked the Prime Minister if she would join him in “calling for schools across the country to roll out The Daily Mile?”

The Prime Minister said: “The Daily Mile is an excellent programme. It is simple and inclusive, and it can successfully engage children in physical activity, who would otherwise not undertake that physical activity.” She continued, “I certainly agree that we want more schools to adopt the active approach and adopt The Daily Mile.”

 The Daily Mile Founder Elaine Wyllie says: “The response to The Daily Mile campaign in 2018 has been phenomenal and I would like to thank the Prime Minister for praising The Daily Mile during Prime Minister’s Questions and would encourage her to consider including The Daily Mile in the upcoming second childhood obesity strategy. Her support is a fantastic boost to the campaign and comes at a time of unbelievable growth for The Daily Mile, which is now growing at its fastest ever rate. In just over a month, hundreds of schools and over 200,000 children have joined The Daily Mile; we now have over 700,000 children across 36 countries taking part which means the lives of thousands of children are being transformed for the better. It is my hope that every child in every primary school in the UK will sign up to The Daily Mile!”

To find out more about The Daily Mile visit, to join The Daily Mile movement and download resources to help get started. Parents and teachers are encouraged to follow The Daily Mile on social media to keep up with all the latest news and share their Daily Mile experiences with the team. In addition, there is an information line that can be reached by calling 0330 8800 100 (Weekdays 7am-8pm and Weekends 9am- 5pm).



Media contacts

The Daily Mile: Joseph Wade (+44) 207 384 6980 – (+44) 7758 074 576

The Daily Mile: Chris Hall (+44) 207 384 6980 – (+44) 7739 571 634

INEOS: Richard Longden (+41) 21 627 7063 – (+41) 79 962 61 23