The Daily Mile

4th March 2019

What is The Daily Mile?

The Daily Mile is simple and free and gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.

At Southfield, we like a little bit of healthy competition!
This year, we have introduced a token scheme into the Daily Mile routine. Each class has a token tub and the concept is simple, do a lap, take a token!
Each child adds their token to their tub and at the end of the week, the totals are collected and the winning class will be announced during our attendance assembly.

The Daily Mile Works!

   It takes place in 15 minutes, with most children averaging a mile, or more, each day.

   Children run outside in the fresh air – and the weather is a benefit, not a barrier.

   There’s no set up, tidy up, or equipment required.

    No staff training is needed and there is no extra workload for teachers.

    Children run in their uniforms so no kit or changing time is needed.

    It’s social, non-competitive and fun.

    The children return to class ready to learn.

    It helps to improve fitness and achieve a healthy weight.

    It encourages children to be aware of their health.

    It’s fully inclusive; every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, succeeds at The Daily Mile.