The Daily Mile is a social physical activity, with children running or jogging – at their own pace – in the fresh air with school friends.
How does The Daily Mile work?
- It takes place in 15 minutes, with most children averaging a mile or more each day
- There's no set up, tidy up or equipment needed
- Staff don't need to be trained and there's no extra workload for teachers
- Children run in their uniforms, so no kit or changing time is needed
What are the benefits?
- It's social, non-competitive and fun
- It takes place outdoors (the weather is a benefit, not a barrier)
- Children return to class ready to learn
- It helps improve fitness and maintain a healthy weight
- It's fully inclusive - every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, can take part
If you’d like some support and advice setting up The Daily Mile in your school, or if you'd like a pilot session to be delivered, Gary Young, Regional Coordinator at Rise, can help. Email email@example.com.
If you’d like further information about the Daily Mile please visit www.thedailymile.co.uk/.