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The pledge:

Pledge by The Daily Mile Foundation

Can supply many different case studies. The founder and headteacher that started it, Elaine Wyllie, is available to come and support with whatever we would need, including meetings with the Mayor, schools, speaking at conferences etc.

Changes made:

“I am dedicating myself to introducing The Daily Mile to schools across London, to help tackle our growing childhood obesity and physical inactivity crisis and to improve the physical, social, mental and emotional health and wellbeing of our children” – Elaine Wyllie, The Daily Mile Foundation
The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances. The idea behind The Daily Mile initiative is simple: children run and jog [walk, jog or run] outside in the fresh air for 15 minutes every day in school, at a time of the class teacher’s choosing. Its impact can be transformational – improving not only the children’s fitness, but also their concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing. Research has shown that The Daily Mile can improve [even increase] attainment in primary school, and parents have reported an increased interest in health and wellbeing from their children after they have started The Daily Mile.

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