Parents and Caregivers
The Daily Mile is a fully-inclusive, free and simple initiative which improves the physical and mental health of children. It’s a social activity where the children run or jog, at their own pace, for 15 minutes every day and it improves focus in the classroom.Read on below
How can I get involved if my child is doing The Daily Mile at school?
If your child is doing The Daily Mile at school you can support this at home, by both encouraging their confidence in running and moving outside with them, out of school hours. Parents often say that The Daily Mile helps children to eat and sleep better and that often they become young ambassadors for whole family fitness!
If you’d like to also participate in The Daily Mile, you can sign up to our adults initiative.
What if my child’s school is not doing The Daily Mile yet?
If you would like your child’s school to consider doing The Daily Mile, we encourage you to reach out to them! We can provide the help and support to get the school(s) started and are always excited to bring more schools into our global Daily Mile community. Please see below a resource we’ve created that may assist you in approaching your child’s school about starting The Daily Mile.
Resources for Parents
If you’re not sure whether your child’s school is already doing The Daily Mile, you can check our global Participation Map.
The Daily Mile is brilliant. Both my boys love it. I am sure they are easier to teach, more cooperative and concentrate better after expelling their excess energy. I am delighted that you are showing them how accessible daily activity is, that it should be done every day and that it doesn’t take much time.Anon., Parent at Westways Primary school in Sheffield