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Below you'll find a great new resource from The Daily Mile to help your school stay active.  

We know the start of a new term can be challenging – especially right now – so please get in touch if you need any additional help or support.

The Daily Mile Destinations

The Daily Mile has been a useful activity for schools during the pandemic, as it allows children and staff to get outdoors while socially distancing. We hope the new Daily Mile Destinations resource can help get children moving more in school and bring extra fun and learning to the school day.

Travel the Great Wall of China, soak up the spray at Niagara Falls, stand in awe as the sun rises over the pyramids of Giza and visit Chile’s Easter Island!

Whatever your journey looks like this year, let The Daily Mile Destinations help you along the way, keeping your pupils fit, focused and flourishing – the journey is in your hands.

How can my school get involved?

To take part, aim to achieve 100 days of doing The Daily Mile. Try to complete your Daily Mile 3 – 5 times a week to move closer towards achieving a new destination sticker and certificate for your school! 

Sign up to receive:

  • a laminated Daily Mile Destinations map 
  • school markers to track your classes’ movement
  • individual class passports with destination stickers
  • a cross-curricular fact sheet to aid your children's learning
  • a ‘How to’ guide 
  • an assembly PowerPoint and video
  • Daily Mile Destination school certificates
  • fun facts for each destination to aid children's learning.  

 Everyone in Gloucestershire Active

  • physical activity brings rewards, satisfaction, happiness, motivation & challenge

  • active communities are a tremendous force for pulling people together

  • the most successful organisations are those with an active and healthy workforce 

Old Spot's Trail



The Daily Mile™ initiative                                                   

Thanks to funding from the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), primary schools across the county are being encouraged to improve the fitness, health and wellbeing of their pupils through The Daily Mile™ initiative.

It’s a profoundly simple, free programme that gets children walking, jogging or running for 15 minutes each day.

The Daily Mile is easy to implement and is great fun for both pupils and teachers with over 2,000 pupils in Gloucestershire already taking part! Teachers report that children concentrate better in class and come back from their Daily Mile refreshed and ready to learn, whilst parents comment that their children are eating and sleeping better.

To encourage more schools to get involved in The Daily Mile, Active Gloucestershire has launched “Old Spot’s European Trot” to all 246 primary schools in Gloucestershire. This is a fun, free, easy to use and sustainable challenge involving the whole school during the summer term.

You can download your sign up form and all supportive information by clicking the downloadable links on the left hand side of this page, or simply email our Head of Education, Tom Hall for more information.

To see how Churchdown Village Junior School, Gloucestershire has seen whole school benefit from The Daily Mile initiative watch here.

Dr Seymour, Clinical Chair at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said:

“The Daily Mile is a great initiative, and I wholeheartedly encourage primary schools to participate. Running or walking a mile each day not only offers physical and mental health benefits, but is also great fun for both children and teachers. Children’s lifestyles have become increasingly sedentary in recent years, and this takes its toll on their physical and mental wellbeing. The Daily Mile is a simple, accessible and enjoyable initiative which provides massive public health benefits and protects the future health of the county’s young people. We are pleased to be working with health partners to introduce this initiative across Gloucestershire.”

Active Gloucestershire Awards Evening

Press Release - Awards Evening at Cheltenham Town Hall 27th June 2017

Active Gloucestershire School newsletter - Summer 2017


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