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.
34 schools across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are signed up to The Daily Mile, why not join them by signing up below.
The Daily Mile takes place outside, is flexible and simple to implement without the need to change clothing or use equipment.
This scheme, introduced by Living Sport, recognises schools delivering The Daily Mile through its Core Principles. The Daily Mile Foundation has found that by following these core principles schools find it easier to sustain The Daily Mile long term and indeed integrate it into their daily school curriculum. It is endorsed by both: Jyoti Atri, Director of Public Health and Jonathan Lewis, Director of Education, at Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council.
Schools delivering through the Core Principles will receive a specially designed fence banner. Schools that have truly embedded The Daily Mile into everyday learning receive a quality assurance certificate signed by both Directors.
Our The Daily Mile Local Champion
We are pleased to have double Paralympian Sam Ruddock as The Daily Mile Local Champion for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. Sam works with us to promote the great benefits to schools and children as they regularly complete their 15 minutes of daily physical activity.
Sam brings heaps of enthusiasm to this role through his experience as both a Youth Sport Trust Mentor and School Sports Officer. What’s more, having achieved huge personal success as a para-athlete, he is a great inspiration to all.
Find out how primary, special and nursery schools have implemented The Daily Mile into their school day and the impact it has had on the school staff, the children and their families.
The Daily Mile in Early Years Settings
The Daily Mile can also be used in Early Years Settings – take a look at how one local setting, Beach Babies has implemented it. We also have a short guide with helpful tips on how to adapt it to your setting.
How to get involved
To find out more about The Daily Mile locally and to access additional free resources to support the delivery of The Daily Mile please email us.
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