A national scheme called The Daily Mile promotes the benefits of exercise at school. Miss Heightley has encouraged our class to participate in The Daily Mile. At the start of the school day, around 9am, our class goes onto the bottom field for approximately fifteen minutes. We can walk, jog or sprint 8 laps of the field, a distance which totals approximately one mile. Someone stands at the start point with a stopwatch and times the fifteen minutes. When the fifteen minutes is up, we go back to class to start our lessons. We can record the time we took to do 8 laps on a sheet in our classroom:
We started the challenge last Wednesday and expect to continue until at least half term. Luckily the weather has been fine so far!
Some of our class have found the daily mile a bit tiring but it gives them energy to start the school day. Others enjoy the fun of sport and starting the day with a healthy activity.
We have had some positive feedback from parents too: ‘I think it’s a wonderful idea; the activity has given my child a renewed zest for school’
By Albie and Jessie