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The Daily Mile - Barnsley
Thu 23 March 2017, 12:00 – 13:15 GMT
Presentation by The Daily Mile Founder, Elaine Wyllie, discussing the growing Daily Mile movement, its impact and how you can establish the initiaitve in your school.
The Daily Mile movement is gathering pace, more and more schools are joining The Daily Mile community every day - with over a thousand Daily Mile primaries in the UK alone, not to mention the growing number across Europe!
Head Teachers, Teachers, school governers, parents and any other interested individuals from Barnsley and surrounding local authorities.
The Daily Mile is a free, simple initiaive to get school children moving more.
Elaine Wyllie an ex Primary head devised groundbreaking Daily Mile scheme, where pupils run or walk a mile every day, virtually eliminating obesity at her school
Britain, is in the grip of a childhood obesity crisis, with more than a third overweight by the time they leave primary school, according to latest NHS figures.
But in one primary school in Stirling, a head teacher has launched an extraordinary fightback, with a brilliantly simple idea that has transformed the lives of her pupils.
After hearing that children were exhausted by just the warm-up before their weekly PE lesson at St Ninian’s Primary, Teacher of the Year Elaine Wyllie decided to take action, starting with a fitness test.
Elaine, 59, took one class out to the field, and asked them to run around the path that borders it. Many could only manage one lap.
But Elaine was not put off, and decided to trial her new Daily Mile exercise regime for a month.
Realising its potential, Elaine was quick to include the entire school and nursery. Every child now takes part for 15 minutes a day on top of their usual PE classes.
To support Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Councils campaign to get all schools across Barnsley delivering the Daily Mile. The Daily Mile founder Elaine Wyllie, has agreed to visit Barnsley to deliver a presentation highlighting the benefits fo the Daily Mile and how to establish the scheme in your School, with an opportunity to ask Elaine any questions you may have about the scheme.