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“The Daily Mile has quickly become an important part of our school day. We are seeing a positive impact on physical and mental wellbeing and attitudes to learning. There are a lot of smiles and a great sense of achievement for children and staff.”
Cottia Howard, Head Teacher at Upton St Leonards C of E Primary School
The Daily Mile
The Daily Mile is a simple, free and inclusive annual programme for primary schools, designed to tackle concerns about children’s increasingly sedentary lifestyles and obesity. This year the programme kicks off across Gloucestershire on March 19th and runs to June 22nd.
Sign up by March 5th for a free resource pack
Active Gloucestershire has a new Daily Mile challenge for 2018, with our mascot Old Spot on board to take students on a 874-mile trail spanning the British Isles. There are milestones along the way to keep your students motivated, which also provide opportunities for you to integrate history, geography and other curriculum targets into the programme as your children explore their nation’s landmarks.
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Last year one in four of Gloucestershire’s 246 primary schools took part, with more than 10,000 students running, jogging or walking for 15 minutes each day over a set period. This year Active Gloucestershire aims to double that figure, with at least half of all schools taking part.
The programme receives lots of positive feedback such as this from Cottia Howard, Head Teacher at Upton St Leonards C of E Primary School: “The Daily Mile has quickly become an important part of our school day. We are seeing a positive impact on physical and mental wellbeing and attitudes to learning. There are a lot of smiles and a great sense of achievement for children and staff.”
Find out more and sign up now on the Old Spot’s Trail website. Or look us up on Twitter: @OldSpotsTrail and join the fun using #TopToTail
The Daily Mile; Gloucestershire County Council; Hartpury College; Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning; and the Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group are all sponsors of Old Spot’s Trail.
Visit The Daily Mile national programme website for more information.