“The Daily Mile has quickly become an important part of our school day. We are seeing a positive impact on physical and mental wellbeing and attitudes to learning. There are a lot of smiles and a great sense of achievement for children and staff.”
Cottia Howard, Head Teacher at Upton St Leonards C of E Primary School
The Daily Mile™ is a national initiative, supporting schools to get children fit for life and fit for learning, by encouraging them to run or jog for 15 minutes every day in their schools or nurseries.
This physical activity promotes social, emotional, and mental health and wellbeing, as well as fitness. It takes place outside in the fresh air during the school day at a time of the teacher’s choosing. Children can run in their school clothes and no special kit or equipment is required.
We are pleased to announce our new County Recognition Scheme, for schools delivering The Daily Mile through its Core Principles. The scheme is introduced with backing from; Dr Andy Seymour, Clinical Chair for Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Sarah Scott, Director of Public Health and Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning, to help embed The Daily Mile within the school day.