The Daily Mile – keeping Gloucestershire’s children active

Thanks to funding from the NHS in Gloucestershire, primary schools across the county are being encouraged to improve the fitness, health and wellbeing of their pupils through The Daily Mile™ initiative, a simple programme that gets children walking, jogging or running for 15 minutes each day.

The Daily Mile is easy to implement and is great fun for both pupils and teachers.  Eighteen schools and over 4,000 pupils have already signed up to the scheme which will run from 24 April throughout the summer school term.

In addition to the obvious health and fitness benefits that result from daily physical activity, recent research has further revealed that doing a Daily Mile improves behaviour in class, and attainment. Teachers report that children concentrate better in class, and come back from their Daily Mile refreshed and ready to learn, whilst parents comment that their children are eating and sleeping better.

If your primary school would like to participate, please contact tomhall@activegloucestershire.org

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