How are we doing!?
Find out all the latest news about our fundraising efforts and how we're progressing with this years project.
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What are we raising money for?
The Daily Mile is a fully-inclusive, free and simple initiative which improves the physical and mental health of children. It’s a social activity where the children run or jog, at their own pace, for 15 minutes every day and it improves focus in the classroom.
The Daily Mile is an initiative which was started in 2012 by Elaine Wyllie MBE, the headteacher of a large Scottish primary school. Concerned by the children’s lack of fitness she introduced The Daily Mile, which proved to be effective in combatting inactivity and obesity in her school. Both Public Health England and the UK government’s Childhood Obesity strategy have acknowledged The Daily Mile’s contribution towards the recommended hour that children should spend taking daily exercise in school.
The target for our fundraising this year is £12,000 which will allow the school to install a daily mile track around the school field enabling children to go out in the fresh air to run or jog at their own pace for 15 minutes - any day whatever the weather.
It is not competitive though some will compete and that is fine. It is not PE, sport or cross-country but physical activity in a social setting which is aimed at improving the children’s physical, social, emotional and mental health, and wellbeing. It can help children to focus and concentrate in the classroom making them more learning-ready. And most importantly, the children really enjoy it.