The Daily Mile: An Implementation Guide
"The Daily Mile is a simple and free initiative for schools which improves social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing, as well as fitness. Accompanied by their teacher, every child in class goes outdoors for just 15 minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, everyone is involved. They return to class more able to concentrate on their learning.
With the emphasis on fun and enjoyment, The Daily Mile is a non-competitive, social activity which encourages children to focus on their own health and wellbeing. It is fully inclusive, so all children are able to take part; children with physical difficulties, special educational needs or mobility issues can all participate in The Daily Mile with support if needed.
The Daily Mile takes place outside in the fresh air during the school day, at a time of the teacher's choosing. For maximum benefit, it should be done a minimum of three times a week, in addition to curriculum sport or PE. Children run in whatever they're wearing to school and no special uniform or equipment is required. There is no training needed for schools or teachers and there is no extra workload for staff.
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Type of Tool
The Daily Mile
Family and social support
Diet and exercise
Child health and wellbeing
People (community residents, community members with lived experience)
Sports and recreation
Interpersonal (between people)
Early childhood 0-5
Junior youth 13-15