Join the Movement! The Daily Mile
Abercarn Primary school is proud to
announce that we will be joining the Daily Mile Movement which has successfully
been spreading across the U.K. and Europe. The purpose of this initiative is to
promote the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of our children –
regardless of age or personal circumstances.
The concept behind the Daily Mile is
quite simple. Without wasting time to change into kit, every child in the
school or nursery goes out each day in the fresh air to run, jog or walk for 10
minutes. It is not competitive: most children will average a mile in that time,
with some doing more and some doing less. It is not P.E., 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 can
help children to focus and concentrate in the classroom and raise their
Since 2015, The Daily Mile has been
adopted by over 1,600 schools in the UK alone, proving extraordinarily popular
with thousands of children, parents and teachers. The initiative is also
attracting strong overseas interest, with both Belgium and the Netherlands
launching nationally in 2016.
We would like to introduce The Daily
Mile for all the children at our school and ensure its health and wellbeing
benefits are available for everyone. We will be rolling out this exciting new
initiative starting with in the coming weeks.
Schools that are already involved say
that they really value it. Teachers say that the children benefit from being
outside in the fresh air, running with their friends. It supports classroom
learning and it improves the children’s confidence, concentration and
As a school, we are really excited
about this new initiative and we are looking forward to the benefits it will
bring to your child. To find out more about how it all works please visit: www.thedailymile.co.uk.
We look forward to welcoming you to the
school and please do not hesitate to get in touch with either myself or your
class teacher if you have any questions.
If you would like to find out more
about the Daily Mile and read testimonials from school already involved then
please check out www.thedailymile.co.uk for
The Daily Mile National Launch Video