Daily Mile at Keep Hatch

Over the past term Keep Hatch children have been taking part in a Daily Mile. This involves the children going outside for no more than 15 minutes and running, jogging or walking a mile around the grounds. We aimed for a minimum of twice a week as it had only just been introduced.  Children are challenged to run but not pushed and will develop their stamina at their own pace. We have seen the health benefits for some children improve as well as their concentration when they return to work. It is not PE, sport or cross-country but physical activity in a social setting, which is aimed at improving the children’s physical, social, emotional and mental health, and well being. It can help children to focus and concentrate in the classroom and raise their attainment. In addition, most importantly, the children really enjoy it. Some have even asked to go out and do it in the rain!

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Our children have really been enjoying it so far and we can not wait to see how, as a school, we develop The Daily Mile.

Children’s comments:

“Its fun and I can improve my speed each time”

“I like running with my friends”

“I quite like running in the morning as it breaks it up and then I am ready to learn again”

“I enjoy the Daily Mile because I really enjoy running”

“The Daily Mile is good because it helps everyone get fit and learn to pace themselves”

“I have enjoyed the Daily Mile a lot and I want to join the cross country team in September. I didn’t know I liked running”

“I wasn’t very good when I started but now I can run further”

“It’s fun to go out with my friends”

“I can run fast”

“We even go out in the rain! It is nice to get fresh air”

We hope you enjoy looking at the photos below.