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The Daily Mile

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: 


 Fitness, stamina and energy levels are increased 

 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

 It can benefit children with medical conditions, such as diabetes and asthma


 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

 The children enjoy it and look forward to it – having fun, in the fresh air with friends, with a sense of freedom

 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 

 As it’s a social activity, it can help to build relationships and reduce isolation


 Parents can start to see the benefits at home, often reporting that their children are eating and sleeping better, as well as encouraging their family to be more active