Health and wellbeing
The Daily Mile is not PE, cross-country or sport. It is physical, emotional, social and
contributes to positive mental health and wellbeing.
The Daily Mile has numerous benefits for…
Children become more aware of their health and the need to take responsibility for it
Improves body composition – bone density, muscle strength and cardiovascular health
Helps children achieve and maintain a healthy weight
Individual medical conditions, such as Diabetes and Asthma, can be helped.
Overall balance, gross and fine motor skills are enhanced.
It’s 100% inclusive and no-one is left behind – every child succeeds
It’s not a race or competition – there is no sense of failure
Children enjoy it – having fun, in the fresh air with friends, and a sense of freedom
Children enjoy the weather, seasons and nature
Supports improvement in self-efficacy, satisfaction and happiness
Find out more about the impact of The Daily Mile on children’s wider health: Research
I don’t mind doing the Daily Mile even when it is snowing or hail is coming down. It has helped me focus on my lessons...I want to be a teacher and I would have my children do something like this too.Ellie Lewis, Year 6 Pupil