Children across the borough are getting involved in a pioneering new school based initiative to help them keep fit and active – along with some special guests.
What is the Daily Mile?
The scheme involves pupils running and/or walking for 15 minutes every day at their own pace. They don’t have to complete the mile, but can track the distance they have completed to measure their progress.
The initiative, which began in a primary school in Scotland, hit the headlines in 2015. Since then, a number of Dudley schools have taken up the challenge and the pupils are seeing the benefits, both mentally and physically.
In May Sarah Norman, the Chief Executive of the Council joined Brierley Hill Primary School for one of their runs. The Mayor, Councillor Steve Waltho, also backed the scheme by joining 14 schools and 4 parks in just 2 days!
Do your Daily Mile in your local park
With so many schools and pupils now taking part, Dudley’s Let’s Get Active campaign is encouraging motivated pupils and their families to keep doing their Daily Mile during school holidays at their local park. All the parks have display boards with routes and distances shown on them to help you out. Find your local park here.