The children walk, jog or run with their friends in the safety of the school playground. Everyone has fun taking part- it is not P.E. and it is not competitive- while building relationships, confidence and resilience.
Benefits can be summed up in Five F’s:
If your child is doing The Daily Mile at school you can support this at home, by both encouraging their confidence in running, and moving outside with them out of school hours. Parents say that The Daily Mile helps children to eat and sleep better, and that often they become young ambassadors for whole family fitness!
Benefits for children
Improves focus & concentration
Improves behaviour in class
Improves personal self-efficacy
Is 100% inclusive (every child succeeds)
Is simple & free
Helps maintain healthy weight
Supports healthy bone & muscle development
Improves children’s resilience and cardio-metabolic health