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 primary schools and early years settings. This physical activity promotes social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing, as well as fitness.
The Daily Mile Foundation has information for parents here.
Your school may already be doing The Daily Mile and you want to carry on at home or it may be new to your family. Either way you can take part at home – here are some resources to make it even more fun!
The Daily Mile at Home Challenges
Living Sport, the Active Partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has created some local resources too.
Climbing Mount Mile
Travel up Mount Mile plotting your progress on the Mount Mile map as you go. It will take 35 miles to reach the summit – how many days can you do it in?
Ink-saver map here.
‘Get to Know Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’ Series
Learn about your local area through our ‘Get to Know Series’ of resources, which use virtual Landmark Maps of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to find out about points of interest within the area. They come complete with a supporting Factsheet for children (and families) to do as an individual challenge or motivator. Each time children run or jog a mile they tick off a box on the map to the next landmark. During the leg to each local landmark the children are encouraged to find out more about it and write 2 of these facts down on the factsheet. Both are designed to take 30 days, if a child does a mile each day.
London Landmark Tracker
Support the London Marathon by using our London Landmark resource. Capture the enthusiasm of the London Marathon with your children by doing a tour of London’s famous landmarks. The A3 map has 17 landmarks. Just tick off a location each day in order to complete a loop of London’s famous landmarks. Download the London Landmarks Tracker.
Check out our Families page for more ways to stay active at home.