The Daily Mile
The Daily Mile is a transformative initiative where children run, jog wheel or walk for fifteen minutes every day in school, in which time, most people will average a mile or more. The initiative has enjoyed phenomenal success since it was started by Headteacher Elaine Wyllie ten years ago at a single primary school in Stirling, Scotland. Today over 3 million children across 14,000 schools in 87 countries globally are now running The Daily Mile.
In 2017 the Scottish Government announced their ambition to become the first Daily Mile Nation. The Scottish Government's vision was to build on the success of The Daily Mile within the school settings and encourage organisation's, families and individuals to embed The Daily Mile as part of their daily routine improving positive behaviours through physical activity that can benefit everyday life.