6,000 children in 25 schools throughout Caerphilly county borough are currently reaping the benefits of taking part in The Daily Mile health challenge.
With 67% of children in the Caerphilly borough currently not taking part in the recommended level of exercise, The Daily Mile looks to provide children with the opportunity of regular exercise with the goal to change this statistic and help make children fit for life. This initiative is a simple, free and all inclusive, taking just 15 minutes a day for pupils to run or walk a mile, with no equipment or set up required.
Alys, a pupil from Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Caerfilli said: “Why do we do The Daily Mile? Everyone enjoys it and it helps keep us fit”.
Nicola Edwards, Head Teacher of Bryn Primary School said: “They feel like they have been out and they’ve done something physical, they’ve had that social time, the well-being is key, if the children are not happy and healthy, the children won’t learn well.”
Cllr Philippa Marsden, Cabinet Member for Education and Achievement said: “I am delighted that so many children throughout Caerphilly county borough are taking part in The Daily Mile, which improves not only the physical fitness, but also the wider health and wellbeing of children for years to come. I look forward to seeing many more schools signing up for the health initiative”.
For further information, support and to view a film that has been created on The Daily Mile, please the Daily Mile page.