Should schoolchildren be made to run a mile every day?

Source: The Guardian
Date: 17-Mar-2016

I despised PE at school. I faked sick notes, had my period more frequently than was biologically possible – did anything to avoid the ritual humiliation of running around cones in the cold followed by an even colder communal shower. It was as if they were trying to put you off fitness for life.

Luckily it didn’t work and when I turned 20 I discovered running, which has enhanced my life in so many ways, which other people have described far more eloquently than I ever could. This is why I think the “daily mile” initiative to get schoolchildren to run or walk en masse for 15 minutes each day is ingenious.

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