Primary Schools & Nurseries Involved
- England 3,600+
- Belgium 1,000+
- Scotland 890+
- Republic of Ireland 420+
- Wales 370+
- Netherlands 240+
- Northern Ireland 170+
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About The Daily Mile
The Daily Mile is simple and free and gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.Read More
The Daily Mile is easy to implement and fun to do. All children enjoy it and participate happily. Read founder Elaine’s top ten essentials for successfully implementing The Daily Mile in any school setting.Read More
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What they say
Sport Ireland is delighted to support The Daily Mile through the Local Sports Partnership network. The Daily Mile is an excellent example of collaboration between a National Governing Body for Sport and the Local Sports Partnerships at a local level, and I am heartened that over 180 schools have already embraced this wonderful initiative. I look forward to the continued roll-out of the initiative across the country in the months ahead.John Treacy, Chief Executive of Sport Ireland
The overall simplicity of The Daily Mile is to be admired. There is no extra cost, no extra equipment or sports kit. This initiative is all about getting children out into the fresh air and being active. There is no emphasis on winning or competition; it is simply about having fun.Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport
A lot of time in school is spent indoors and sitting down so the chance to go outside every day for just 15 minutes and run a mile is sure to boost the mental and physical health of children throughout Ireland. I strongly recommend that all schools, teachers and students grasp this opportunity and make The Daily Mile work in your school.Sonia O'Sullivan, Olympic 5,000m Silver Medallist, European & World Champion and Irish women’s mile record holder with 4:17:25 (Oslo 1994).
The Daily Mile is a brilliantly simple idea. I love it. Since talking to the principal of the primary school who started this in the UK I've been telling anyone who'd listen about The Daily Mile. It'd be great to think that this would be done in every primary school in Ireland. Good luck to everybody involved and remember you'll never regret going for a run.Ray D'Arcy, Irish television and radio presenter.
I’m delighted that The Daily Mile will soon be up and running in Primary Schools all around Ireland. It is important that all schools around the country take part in this fantastic initiative as it will educate children the importance of keeping fit and healthy from a young age.Catherina McKiernan, Olympian, 1998 London marathon winner and 1994 European Cross-Country Champion.
"As a primary school teacher I have first-hand experience of the outstanding benefits that this initiative can bring to a school, enhancing the physical health and overall wellbeing of participating students, while simultaneously impacting positively on learning and academic achievement in the classroom. I would love for other schools to similarly benefit from this outstanding initiative."Seán Hehir, Primary school teacher and twice Irish National Marathon Champion & International Athlete.
It’s great for the kids to get out and do a bit of exercise. It gets them away from the screens but also motivates them and I understand from speaking to the teachers that when they come in from that they are invigorated and motivated and their concentration levels are better. There’s so much positivity coming out of it and I just think it’s a brilliant initiative and long may it continue!Nial Ring, Lord Mayor of Dublin
I am thrilled to see Athletics Ireland leading the way on The Daily Mile Primary School initiative that will be a sure winner nationwide. The idea that Primary School children will complete a mile every day during the school terms is something that I am happy to support and endorse. My heartiest congratulations to all involved in the projectDr Ronnie Delany, Olympic 1500m Champion, Melbourne, 1956.