The Daily Mile
The Daily Mile is a simple and fun initiative to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and well-being of children-regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.
Since its launch in 2015, the Daily Mile has now been adopted by over 3300 schools in the UK. The Daily Mile is a social activity where pupils run, jog or walk at their own pace outside with their peers. Pupils do not need to get changed into PE kits to complete the mile- they can run in their uniform. It is non-competitive; most children will average a mile in 15 minutes, with some doing more and some doing less.
On Thursday 19th April, Benton Dene School joined a number of other schools in North Tyneside to launch the daily mile. Pupils from all classes took part. They were encouraged to walk or run the mile around the playground. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the launch and had lots of fun keeping active and socialising with their peers.
As a school, we are very excited about joining the Daily Mile movement which has been spreading across the UK and look forward to seeing the benefits it will bring to our pupils.
If you would like to find out more about the daily mile, visit the website www.the dailymile.co.uk .
In order to ensure pupils are active for 30minutes a day, all classes take part in daily fitness sessions. Take a look at some of the ways we have been keeping active.