Clayton Village Primary School aim to make a healthy difference

Read all about Clayton Village Primary School's new initiative called The Daily Mile.

 
Energetic pupils from Clayton Village Primary School have been working together to improve physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing, and to combat obesity by implementing the new initiative called ‘The Daily Mile’.
 
The national initiative encourages school children to be more active and boost their fitness levels by running or walking a mile, around 15 minutes, every day.
 
Each day every child at Clayton Village Primary goes out in the fresh air and can run, jog or walk for fifteen minutes with most children averaging a mile each day.
 
Headteacher, Miss Rebecca Cradock said: “I think this is a terrific way to inspire youngsters to get fit and have fun as they complete their Daily Mile. We believe it also helps the children to focus and concentrate in the classroom and helps to raise educational attainment.”
 
Coun Imran Khan, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Education, Employment and Skills said: “This is a great way to promote healthy lifestyle and exercise to young people. Taking part in activities with their peers will see them benefitting whilst having fun and becoming more healthy and physically fit.”
 

If you would like to more information about The Daily Mile and how to sign up, please see below:

About the Daily Mile   http://thedailymile.co.uk/ 

The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age or personal circumstances.

The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age or personal circumstances.

It is a profoundly simple but effective concept, which any primary school can implement. Its impact can be transformational- improving not only the childrens’ fitness, but also their concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing.

The Daily Mile is successful because it is simple and free:

  •    It takes place over just 15 minutes, with children averaging a mile each day.
  •    Children run outside in the fresh air – and the weather is a benefit, not a barrier.
  •    There’s no set up, tidy up, or equipment required.
  •    Children run in their uniforms so no kit or changing time is needed.
  •    It’s social, non-competitive and fun.
  •    It’s fully inclusive; every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, succeeds at The Daily Mile. 
 
 

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Published: 07/03/2017
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Contact: Fiona Binns

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