England Does the Daily Mile
On Friday 30th April 2021 pupils at Ambergate Sports College took part in a nation-wide, mass participation event ‘England Does the Daily Mile’.
Ambergate pupils used to take part in The Daily Mile regularly, however following lockdown in March 2020, the event was postponed due to social distancing measures and keeping everybody safe.
Last Friday pupils were encouraged to walk, run or jog around the artificial turf field at Ambergate for 15 minutes, trying to complete 13 laps, which is a mile. Each class or class bubble had an allocated time slot throughout the day to ensure that they could complete their ‘Daily Mile’ safely and following guidelines for social distancing.
The Daily Mile state: ‘The Daily Mile is a simple and free initiative which gets children out of the classroom for 15 minutes every day, to run or jog at their own pace. Whilst making them fitter, healthier and more able to concentrate in the classroom, it also has huge social and emotional benefits too. We want as many primary schools as possible around England, to get moving on the same day, to celebrate the positive benefits that daily activity can have on our mental health’.
All of our pupils really enjoyed getting outside and moving together, with races taking place and lots of encouragement and cheering each other on.
We are hoping that we can soon make ‘The Daily Mile’ a more prominent part of our timetables so that we can continue to support our pupil’s physical and mental health.