PE team gives 'The Daily Mile' an added dimension for pupils

Pupils at The Heys Primary School in Ashton joined primary schools across the nation recently by participating in 'England does The Daily Mile'.

The idea behind the initiative was to raise the profile of the importance of physical exercise and its relation to children’s mental health. 

At The Heys, the PE team is dedicated to making sure pupils participate in as much physical activity as possible and to provide them with the opportunity to take part in as many different forms of exercise as possible.

The school found out about ‘The Daily Mile’ on Twitter around June last year.  

Since adopting ‘The Daily Mile’ it is used throughout the school for ‘brain breaks’ by getting children outside and walking, jogging, or running a mile’s distance around the school field or yard. 

It’s not only the children, but the adults within the school have taken a liking to this, recording their scores and times, creating healthy competition amongst each other.  

With it being such a special event, the school decided to turn their daily mile into an extra special mile. Mrs Walker and Mr Downing, at the school, went the extra mile by creating an obstacle course made up of: slalom poles, tyre run, stepping stones, ladder run, hurdles and a few straights in between which the children at The Heys loved.  

For more pictures and updates of how the school uses ‘The Daily Mile’ check out the school PE Twitter accounts; @MrDowningPE @MrsWalkerPE @TheHeysPE 

Images by Nigel Wood

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