We took part in the North Tyneside Daily Mile pledge 2019 and as a school we are going to continue our commitment to this initiative in the summer term. The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing of our children.
The children will go out each day in the fresh air to run or jog at their own pace for 15 minutes. It is not competitive though some will compete and that is fine. Most children will average a mile in the 15 minutes, with some doing more and some doing less. It is not PE, sport or cross-country but physical activity in a social setting which is aimed at improving the children’s physical, social, emotional and mental health, and wellbeing. The children run in their ordinary school clothes with trainers being ideal but not essential. It has been proven that this can not only help children to focus and concentrate in the classroom but also help raise their attainment. And most importantly, the children really enjoy the exercise and the fresh air!