The Daily Mile celebrated at Woodside Academy

Source: Your Thurrock

Date: 26-July-2017

THURROCK Council’s Public Health team celebrated The Daily Mile project at a local school earlier this month during National Child Obesity Week (3-7 July) in a bid to get Thurrock’s children healthier.

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St George’s CE Primary School Daily Mile Movie

The pupils and staff of St George’s CE Primary School in Lewisham tell us why The Daily Mile has become such a well-loved part of their school culture.

A successful run of sports development

Source: Oldham Evening Chronicle

Date: 21-July-2017

Oldham Sport Development is celebrating a successful year which has seen it deliver PE and sport to more than 15,000 young people across 70 schools. The Daily Mile has now been rolled out in 20 schools.

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Nearly 2,000 schools in the UK have signed up to participate in The Daily Mile

Source: Royal College of Nursing

Date: 21-July-2017

Linda Bailey of the Royal College of Nursing shares her view on The Daily Mile and encourages schools and parents to join the movement.

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Dromara Primary pupils go the extra mile

Source: Ulster Star

Date: 20-July-2017

Pupils and staff at Dromara Primary School have been celebrating their first year of participating in The Daily Mile.

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The Daily Mile in Wood Fold Fledglings Pre-School, Wigan

Wood Fold Fledglings Pre School in Wigan shows us how they do their Daily Mile. Wood Fold are one of 52 primary and nursery schools in Wigan that have joined The Daily Mile movement.

All credit to Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, Wigan, and Wood Fold Fledglings for the video.

Children as young as 2 years old are now taking part in this quick, simple, and free initiative-for-schools. The Daily Mile is profoundly simple: children are encouraged to run or jog for 15 minutes every day in their primary and nursery schools, from desk-to-desk. In this time, most children will average at least one mile distance.

There are now over 2,000+ schools taking part in the UK alone – and counting! For more information and to join our growing community of Daily Mile schools, visit:

Daily Mile programme could help keep children fit and attentive in class, hopes Bury Council

Source: Prestwich & Whitefield Guide

Date: 06-July-2017

Bury Council is aiming to tackle rising obesity levels in young children by encouraging them to run for 15 minutes per day. The council is calling on all primary schools in the borough to sign up to The Daily Mile programme, a national scheme to encourage children to be more active.

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The Daily Mile – Wigan Council