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The Daily Mile – Miles For Medals Challenge Winning Schools

At the start of the Spring Term 26 schools took part in the Miles for Medals Challenge learning about the Paralympics through the The Daily Mile County Local Champion, Sam Ruddock, a double Paralympian. 

Whilst all participating schools received a gift, those who reached Bronze, Silver or Gold distances were entered into a prize draw. 

Congratulations are, therefore, in order for the following winning schools, which have each received a portable boom box, a multi-sports equipment bag and £400 of playground/field markings:

Ravensthorpe (Bronze)

Ramsey Spinning (Silver)

Elsworth (Gold)

Similar challenges will run next Spring although participation in The Daily Mile is an easy way to help young people achieve the target of 60 minutes of physical activity each day all year round.

Additionally, to support registered schools with The Daily Mile, Living Sport provide resources and activities through their hidden website.

The Daily MileTM  at a local level

The Daily Mile is a free national initiative, supporting schools to get children fit for life and fit for learning, by encouraging them to run or jog for 15 minutes every day in their schools.  There are already 110 schools across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough taking part.  

Anna O’Leary is The Daily Mile Local Co-ordinators based at Living Sport – the Active Partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – who can support schools to launch and embed The Daily Mile.   

The Daily Mile Recognition Scheme

All schools registered for The Daily Mile can participate in the County Recognition Scheme which is supported by both the Director of Public Health and the Director of Education and also forms part of the local Healthy Schools pathway.

To date 51 local schools have received the specially designed fence banner with 15 of these having also been awarded the Quality Assurance Certificate. 

If a school is not registered but is already doing The Daily Mile then it can apply to be recognised on registering. For more information contact The Daily Mile Co-ordinators, details are provided below.

To get involved or for more information about the resources available to enhance the delivery of The Daily Mile please contact:

 Anna O’Leary anna.oleary@livingsport.co.uk

The Daily Mile Co-ordinators – are continuing to enjoy hearing from schools who are doing The Daily Mile with those children still in school. 

To support schools in the current situation they are also making resources available for schools to use with their children at home. The ‘London Landmarks’ resource, for example, encourages children to visit one of 17 famous landmarks each time they do The Daily Mile in their garden or appropriate outdoor space with their family. 

Meanwhile:

Living Sport is helping everyone to #StayInWorkOut at https://www.livingsport.co.uk/families-stayinworkout/.

The Daily Mile Foundation also has resources on #DailyMileAtHome at https://thedailymile.co.uk/at-home/ including weekly challenges.

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