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New video highlights the mental health benefits of incorporating the Daily Mile into the school day

Published
08.02.2022

In a new video for head teachers, Gloucestershire schools and pupils talk about how the Daily Mile helps to reduce anxiety and gives a safe space where pupils can talk to teachers, or just benefit from catching up with their friends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G7CaisBmkI.

The NHS recommends 60 minutes of activity a day, and also includes physical activity as one of the five Ways to Wellbeing. However, Gloucestershire’s Pupil Wellbeing Survey for 2020 shows that levels of inactivity among children increased significantly between 2018 and 2020, with 30% now doing two hours or less each week. Active Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning produced the video to promote tools available to head teachers across the county.

 

Please follow the link or contact your Healthy Schools Lead teacher for further support and information: https://www.ghll.org.uk/pink-safeguarding-curriculum/daily-mile/

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