As many parents may know, a primary school in Stirling has pioneered a scheme which ensures all pupils walk or run a mile every day. The “daily mile” scheme is credited with improving the health of children and developing their social, emotional and mental well-being. Therefore, I would like to try the idea out at our school.
Please see the attached document for more information about the project, but to summarise:
- Children go out in almost all weathers
- At a time of the teacher’s choosing
- Fifteen minute turnaround
- They don’t change
- It’s simple and it’s free
- It is regularly refreshed (with links to national sporting events and to the curriculum)
My intention is to start a trial with P4-7 pupils (after the in-service break: Monday 26th September) for the last two weeks of term. If it is working well, and has the support of parents, I will continue it after the October holiday with P1-3 pupils joining the scheme. I would welcome any thoughts from parents before I confirm further details. Please feel free to post comments on the blog – or drop me an email if that is preferable. If there are no objections, I will send out permission slips next week.