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The Daily Mile


The Daily Mile

The Daily Mile offers 15 minutes of physical activity to primary school children, with an added social dimension.

Contact your local sports officer

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It sees the children run or jog – at their own pace – in the fresh air with friends & schoolmates. Children can occasionally walk to catch their breath if necessary, but should aim to run or jog for the full 15 minutes.

We want every child to have the opportunity to do The Daily Mile at primary school and are now working to build The Daily Mile community via schools, local councils, sports bodies and other supporters.

The Daily Mile Works!

  • It takes place in 15 minutes, with most children averaging a mile, or more, each day.
  • There’s no set up, tidy up, or equipment required.
  • No staff training is needed and there is no extra workload for teachers.
  • Children run in their uniforms so no kit or changing time is needed.
  • It’s social, non-competitive and fun.
  • The children return to class ready to learn.
  • It helps to improve fitness 
  • It encourages children to be aware of their health.
  • It’s fully inclusive; every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, succeeds at The Daily Mile.

To get your school signed up to take part simply follow the link below

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