Local schools are stepping up to the challenge of the Daily Mile this November!
All over Medway you will hear leaves crunching as children exercise for 15 minutes a day as part of the Daily Mile campaign.
Parents and guardians are being encouraged to walk children to and from school, but teachers will ensure classes set aside 15 minutes per day to clock up some miles.
Schools taking part in the challenge will have some friendly competition with each other, as they log their miles at medwaycan.com with rewards being given to schools that rack up the furthest distance per child.
Who is getting involved?
The schools proudly leading the way on this project include: Oaklands School, Bryony School, Bligh School, St Thomas of Canterbury CPS, St Benedict’s CPS and St Helen’s COE Primary School with more to follow!
So, what is the Daily Mile?
The Daily Mile has been working for over 10 years to get kids around the world active, which is why this November we want Medway schools to join the fray and get moving!
For 15 minutes every day kids will run or jog around the playground at their own pace at a set time separate from playtime.
The initiative is a simple and effective way to get little ones moving during the day, to let out some energy and keep them fit and active.
Log your Medway miles!
In tandem with the Daily Mile, we’d like primary schools to log the exercise that students (and maybe teachers!) do while taking part in their daily mile with Medway Can. That way, we’ll be one step closer to getting Medway Can around the world.
To find out more about the Daily Mile, visit: https://www.medway.gov.uk/info/200180/sport_and_sports_centres/490/sporting_programmes