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The Daily Mile

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Lisi Cottam

The Daily Mile Coordinator
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“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

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.

How do I sign up?

Sign up to The Daily Mile and become part of the International The Daily Mile community.

Why should my school do The Daily Mile?

  • Children run outside in the fresh air – and the weather is a benefit, not a barrier
  • 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 and achieve a healthy weight
  • 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

Contact our Daily Mile Coordinator, Lisi Cottam for more information.

Be part of The Daily Mile Big Day

Help set the record for the largest number of children doing The Daily Mile on the same day across Gloucestershire!

Friday 18 October is Gloucestershire’s Daily Mile Big Day. A day when all primary schools can celebrate what they do to get children active.

If your school would like to be part of The Big Day, click here.

Share your Daily Mile story with us

Whether you’ve recently started or you’ve been doing it for years, we’d love to hear about your school’s experience of The Daily Mile.

Take a look at some other Gloucestershire School’s Daily Mile stories below for inspiration and share your school’s story with us.


            Bibury School's Daily Mile story

Bibury School's Daily Mile story

Read all about Bibury Primary's Daily Mile story.

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            Upton St Leonard's Daily Mile story

Upton St Leonard's Daily Mile story

Read all about Upton St Leonard's Daily Mile Story.

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            Robinswood School's Daily Mile Story

Robinswood School's Daily Mile Story

Read all about Robinswood School's Daily Mile Story.

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            Sharpness School's Daily Mile Story

Sharpness School's Daily Mile Story

Read all about Sharpness School's Daily Mile Story.

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            Belmont School's Daily Mile Story

Belmont School's Daily Mile Story

Read all about Belmont School's Daily Mile Story.

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            St David's Daily Mile Story

St David's Daily Mile Story

Read all about St David Primary School's Daily Mile Story.

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