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The Daily Mile

Most improved runner

Our sports ambassadors (pupil voice group for PE)  believe that although our children enjoy the social and well-being side of the Daily Mile, they don't get enough out of the physical element of it. Therefore they have set up a weekly certificate handed out to the two most improved runners from each class. They don't have to be the fastest or run every lap. What they do need to do is try their hardest to help improve their own fitness.


Here are some resources that have been provided by The Daily Mile.

Here are a few words from the creator Elaine Wyllie

"The Daily Mile has a simple aim – to help children get fit by running or walking for 15 minutes a day in school or nursery. The Daily Mile began with a one month trial and (overnight) the results were startling. While many children could not initially manage the one-mile run, within four weeks almost everyone was able to and just as importantly, the children enjoyed it!

By September 2012, the whole school was running for 15 minutes each day and not one of our 57 Primary 1 children was deemed overweight by the school nurse. Attention levels and behaviour in class improved and parents said that their children are fitter, more active and alert. I was overwhelmed by the level of support that we received from parents."

Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you would like to find out more, please take some time to look at the website too at