Get active for the Daily Mile - The Evesham Observer

Get active for the Daily Mile

WORCESTERSHIRE schools are being encouraged to get their pupils more active by promoting ‘The Daily Mile’ fitness programme.

Children are tasked with walking, running, hopping, skipping or jumping for at least 15 minutes every day – on top of their usual PE curriculum.

The drive was launched in conjunction with National Fitness Day on Wednesday (September 25)

According to Public Health England, children aged between five and 18-years-old need an hour of exercise a day at least to stay healthy.

Coun Marcus Hart, cabinet member with responsibility for education and skills, said: “It is one of Worcestershire County Council’s priorities to ensure children and young people live happy and healthy lives.

“On National Fitness Day we encouraged schools to talk to children about physical activity and consider ways to incorporate daily exercise into their day.”

There are lots of ways teachers, parents and carers can include extra exercise in children’s day-to-day lives.

Those interested can still sign up to the scheme by visiting – the campaign’s website.

The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Sports Partnership also runs a number of programmes and events to provide exercise opportunities for youngsters.

Visit for more information on the sessions.


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