In February 2017 the school started following an initiative called The Daily Mile. This was originally started in February 2012 by Elaine Wyllie who was headteacher of a large Scottish Primary School. She was concerned by the children’s obvious lack of fitness and, a few years after starting it, she had shown it to be sustainable and effective. The result was that the Scottish Government wrote to every Scottish school to recommend that they implement it too.
Without wasting time to change into kit, every child in school goes out each day in the fresh air to run, jog or walk for 15 minutes. It is not competitive and most children average a mile, with some doing more and some doing less. It is not PE, sport or cross country but a physical activity which is aimed at improving the children’s physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing. It was help children to focus and concentrate in the classroom and raise their attainment.
A local business in Clayton, C-Physio contacted us recently to offer their support as they fully support The Daily Mile. Their plan is to sponsor each child 1p per day for each child who completes their mile. You can read the letter of support send by C-Physio here.
We are encouraging other local businesses to support this. If you can help in any way please get in touch.
Find out more at http://thedailymile.co.uk/about/