Getting school children in Scotland physically active:

Source: SCPHRP Spring Magazine
Date: 04-Jan-2016

The Daily Mile Initiative

Children’s weight is a reflection of their general development and physical health. Ideally, it would be great if all children could maintain a healthy weight. Sadly, in the real world the story is different. Childhood obesity has remained high in Scotland for some time now and efforts to reduce this have now become even more important. It is on this note that an initiative that’s attempting to achieve this is receiving so much recognition both in Scotland and other parts of the world. The Daily Mile programme is an innovative whole-school physical activity initiative that allows class time to be taken to get all pupils to walk or run for 15 minutes every day, when school is in session. This is done on top of their usual PE classes.


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