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5 million children are now taking part in The Daily Mile worldwide

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21/03/2024 00:00, In Blog /

The Daily Mile Foundation today announced that over five million children spanning 96 countries are actively involved in the physical activity and well-being initiative, running, wheeling, or walking for 15 minutes at school. 

Scientific research has reinforced The Daily Mile can significantly enhance children’s fitness, heighten their alertness, and boost concentration levels in class, supporting improved learning outcomes and contributing to children feeling happier. 

Cath Bingham, our Young Persons Physical Activity Officer at Run Wales is promoting The Daily Mile in schools across Wales. 

Cath reacted:

It is incredible to be part of a global movement which has reached 5 million children worldwide! The Daily Mile are committing to a world where every child benefits from physical activity and we are pleased to be playing our part in Wales. The Daily Mile promotes improved health and wellbeing of our young learners, helping to shape a healthier future. We must celebrate and thank our educators who champion The Daily Mile and encourage others to follow their lead!  


There are currently 577 schools taking part in The Daily Mile across Wales and we aim for continued growth. I invite you to join this wonderful community! Together we can enable more children to incorporate daily physical activity into their school day enhancing fitness, heightening alertness, boosting concentration and helping children feel happier! 

We visited Sketty Primary School/ Ysgol Gynradd Sgeti to join them for their Daily Mile and caught up with Year 3 pupils and their teacher to hear how much they love doing The Daily Mile. 

Jo Griffiths, a Year 3 Teacher at Sketty Primary School shared: 

At 2.15pm every day we get outside and do the Daily Mile. All children take part and they take part at their own level and their own fitness ability.


We have children that whizz their way round the 20 laps, we have children that do a walk and talk and if you're like me, we jump the footsteps! But we all get our hearts going and the heart rates pumping in our own little



If you would like to know more about how to get involved with The Daily Mile or to share your success stories, please contact Cath at