At St Edward's we have signed up to become a part of The Daily Mile Community!
This means that everyday, each class will jog or run for a mile around the school grounds.
The benefits of taking part in The Daily Mile include:
It reduces obesity and improves body composition – bone density, muscle strength, joints and cardiovascular health
It promotes the idea of self-care with children becoming more aware of their own health and the need to take responsibility for it
There is no feeling of being left out – it’s always 100% inclusive and all children take part, including those with special and complex needs
Being outdoors, children can have those feelings which come through connecting with the weather, seasons and nature
There is no sense of failure – everyone succeeds at The Daily Mile because it’s not a race
Confidence and self-esteem are improved and enhanced
After running and jogging for 15 minutes, greater focus and concentration is evident in class