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The daily mile

Children aged 5 to 18 years old should be active for at least 60 minutes a day. Schools can play a key role in making this happen with ‘The daily mile

The aim is simple. It's to help all children improve their physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing by doing at least 15 minutes of physical activity each day.

A school commits to children and staff completing 15 minutes of walking, jogging or running outside in the fresh air, every day, whatever the weather. 

Schools in other areas have already tried the daily mile and have noticed after several weeks an improvement in fitness as well as in concentration, mood and general well-being in the classroom.

If your child is doing the daily mile at school you can support this at home by:

  • Encouraging their confidence in running.
  • Moving outside with them out of school hours.

Parents say that the daily mile helps children to eat and sleep better, and that often they become young ambassadors for whole family fitness!

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