The Daily have listened to your questions and answered the most frequent ones, below. If you have a question that hasn't been answered, please contact The Daily Mile.
The Daily Mile is simple and free. We want to get children fit for life and fit for learning by encouraging them to run or jog for 15 minutes every day in their schools or nurseries. It is a physical activity which promotes social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing, as well as fitness. It takes place outside in the fresh air during the school day at a time of the teacher's choosing. Children run in their school clothes and no special kit or equipment is required.
Only schools can sign themselves up to The Daily Mile. If you're a Headteacher, Teacher or PE lead, your school can join the movement here. If you're a Parent or Carer who is interested in your child doing The Daily Mile at their school, please read our dedicated page for more information.
Yes, however The Daily Mile name and logo are both trademarked. Before you can print, distribute or publish any resources using our name or logo you will need to please Contact Us for written approval.
Additionally, as a running track is not necessary to be part of The Daily Mile initiative, our trademark (name or logo) cannot be used in association with a running track or playground markings company as this appears as commercial endorsement from the Foundation, which is incorrect.
Every day in primary and nursery schools in a safe and risk-assessed environment. It happens outside (around a school playground or field for example) so that the children get the full benefits from running in the fresh air with their friends, in almost all weathers.
The simple answer is no – no special surface or running track is needed to do The Daily Mile. Most schools do The Daily Mile in playgrounds, around school fields (providing it isn't muddy) or simply around school buildings. Some schools choose to put funding towards a running track, but this is not a necessity to do The Daily Mile. As long as you have some outside space big enough for children to run around, your school can participate in The Daily Mile.
Schools looking to install a track should think about incorporating child-pleasing loops and swirls into the route, as this prevents it from feeling like a race or competition.
For more FAQ's visit the official The Daily Mile webpage...
The Daily Mile Local Coordinator - Birmingham
- Responsible for promoting and supporting the growth of The Daily Mile across Birmingham
- Collaborating with schools, partners and stakeholders on implementing The Daily Mile
- Working closely with The Daily Mile Foundation to maintain quality assurance of the project and its values.
- Strengthening the vision and blueprint of The Daily Mile strategy
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