The Daily Mile is simple and free and gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, when the teacher chooses, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.
There’s no teacher training, set up, tidy up, or equipment required.
It’s fully inclusive; every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, succeeds at The Daily Mile!
Does your school currently participate in The Daily Mile? Sign up using the below link, to receive a welcome pack, 1:1 support and a chance to enter termly competitions!
Once signed up, schools have the opportunity to receive free resources including maps, worksheet and stickers to complete the latest campaign.
New Campaign: Commonwealth Games Legacy Challenge
After the UK hosted a successful Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, we need your help to run, jog, wheel or walk the Games to its next location!
As part of the Commonwealth Games National Legacy, The Daily Mile Foundation with support from Sport England and the National Lottery have created a free resource that inspires children to be active by taking them on a virtual journey across the globe.
The 21-day journey is from Birmingham to Victoria, Australia, who will host the next Commonwealth Games in 2026. The free Map and Passport enable primary schools and nurseries to learn about the athletes, landmarks and cultures of nations that visited the UK for the Games, whilst improving their physical and emotional health with The Daily Mile.
Contact Tom.Weller@ActiveEssex.org to receive your free resources.
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The Daily Mile is now featured in five Country Parks across the county. What better way to enjoy some quality family time than a walk in nature?
Head to your local country park and complete the route using the handy maps below. Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures!
See Below to Download and Access Resources for School and Home-Learning Use:
The Daily Mile always happens outdoors and, while social distancing restrictions are in place, can help schools to keep children active and improve their health and wellbeing:
To get in contact with Tom Weller – Children & Young People Projects Officer Tom.Weller@ActiveEssex.org
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