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Daily Mile Initiative

posted Jun 18, 2021, 4:54 AM by Jakki Moriarty   [ updated Jun 18, 2021, 5:07 AM ]
As part of our Active Flag we embarked upon the Daily Mile Initiative. This is where children are encouraged to run a mile a day. Many children would not have been able to run and so began walking and over time built up their fitness. The children walked. jogged or ran a mile a day. It was very quickly incorporated into our daily routine in the classroom. It helped wake the children up first thing. Teachers commented how the children felt energised after it and ready for the next task in class. It served as a great movement break. Teachers were able to remind the children about their fundamental movement skills and the teaching points for walking and running. We marked out a pathway around the school and the children ran 5-6 laps including a cool down.