The Daily Mile is a free initiative for primary schools, whereby all children participate in 15 minutes of daily physical activity during classroom time, to improve their health and wellbeing. It is a simple social activity, with children running or jogging at their own pace in the fresh air with friends, but its benefits are profound.
We believe that The Daily Mile is an incredibly effective keystone habit for all young children. Children in the modern world are more sedentary than ever, while consuming more calories than at any time in the past. At primary school age, between 5-11, children are at their most impressionable, with minds like sponges and bodies in a highly responsive state of development. It is the ideal time to ingrain positive habits, and make them aware of the myriad of positive benefits of exercising.
We believe that all children, no matter their background or circumstance, should have the right to do The Daily Mile as part of their early years education, and we fervently hope that they will take the exercise habit on through life.