Throughout the day, on Tuesday 26th March, the whole school took part in The Daily Mile.
Each class, along with their teachers, spent 15 minutes walking, jogging or running around the playground course.
All the children enjoyed it and are looking forward to doing it regularly.
The 26th March 2019 marks exactly on year to the day since Greater Manchester committed to becoming the first Daily Mile City Region. With growing interest in The Daily Mile™ sweeping across the city, the target of 75% of schools taking on the initiative by 2021 is moving ever closer.
GreaterSport, the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, Greater Manchester Headteachers’ Alliance and Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham are all urging schools to get active and adopt The Daily Mile.
The UK Chief Medical Officers’ recommend that all children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day. At least 30 minutes should be delivered in school every day with the remaining 30 minutes supported by parents and carers outside of school time. The Daily Mile is a profoundly simple, but effective initiative that gets children walking, jogging or running for 15 minutes each day and therefore is a great way to contribute towards this recommendation.
GreaterSport have produced the above promotional film to encourage more schools to implement The Daily Mile as we strongly believe that it can greatly improve the mental, emotional, social and physical well-being of children and young people.
For more information, visit GreaterSport’s website.