The Daily Mile is BACK! And all this week Good Morning Britain (and everyone at ITV) is backing the healthy exercise initiative.
Earlier this year we encouraged schools across the globe to take part and run a mile a day with the help of presenter Helen Skelton and after only five days 135 new schools signed up from across the UK, Europe and even in Australia.
The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.
The idea is that each school day, pupils are taken out of their classroom to space outdoors and allowed to run for 15minutes, whether in a playground or playing field. Children don't need any special equipment or running kit, they just run in their uniform in the great outdoors. It's called The Daily Mile as within 15 minutes children run around 1 mile.
The Daily Mile was founded in 2012 by Pride of Britain winner Elaine Wyllie. Earlier this year she was on our show and this is what she had to say…
The Daily Mile has not just captured the attention of over 3,000 schools in the UK, but over 1,200 in 33 countries around the world.
We want as many British schools to sign up to The Daily Mile.