We all wish we had our children’s energy, but sometimes too much energy can get in the way of learning. The Daily Mile helps to combat this issue by encouraging 15 minutes of jogging or running outside, every day.

There are so many benefits to this initiative. There are the obvious physical health benefits as well as supporting our children’s mental health, and it can also help with behaviour, social skills, concentration levels and overall wellbeing.

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With the Daily Mile there is no barrier to entry – staff don’t need training and there’s no requirement for specific equipment. But, if your children are running in circles on the playing field in their school uniform, you’ll soon develop a mud problem, especially in winter.

Artificial grass is the perfect solution and also offers a safer landing for those inevitable tumbles on tarmac. Nomow has developed the Nomow Running Track, perfectly suited to The Daily Mile

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  • Artificial Grass Running Track at Bramingham Primary School

    Bramingham Primary School made the decision to take part in the initiative of running a mile every day before the school day starts. The practice is an amazing activity and brilliantly effective...

    Bramingham Daily Mile Track
  • “After having an initial meeting and survey with Nomow, the regular communication and advice has been excellent and the track itself is exactly what was promised and looks stunning. The installation of our track took 3 weeks to complete. All the workers from Nomow were very attentive, gave daily updates and continued with their hard work each day in all types of weather.

    Our brand new, exciting, daily mile track has proven to be a great success with all our pupils, parents, staff members and governors. All children of all abilities are now able to achieve their mile a day target regardless of any weather conditions, that, prior to our new track, would have been unable to complete.

    We are a fully inclusive school, with a high number of children with an EHCP. The track now gives all our children who would have had difficulties accessing our school field the chance to take part in their own daily mile with their friends throughout the year.

    Nomow have been excellent and if we are looking at another project in the future, we will certainly be contacting them again.”

    Bramingham Primary School

What Is The Daily Mile?

The Daily Mile is a grassroots movement that originated in Scotland in 2012 and has since spread to schools across the United Kingdom and beyond. The premise is straightforward: children are encouraged to step away from their classroom activities for 15 minutes each day to engage in a brisk walk, jog, or run around a designated track or path within the school grounds. This simple act of physical activity has been shown to deliver a myriad of benefits, from improved cardiovascular health and increased alertness to enhanced mood and memory.

The Importance of Dedicated Daily Mile Tracks

While the Daily Mile can be implemented in various settings, the creation of a dedicated running track within the school grounds can significantly enhance the program’s effectiveness and accessibility. These specialized tracks are designed to provide a safe, all-weather, and inclusive environment for children to participate in their daily fitness routine. By investing in a high-quality, durable surface such as artificial grass, schools can ensure that the Daily Mile can be enjoyed year-round, regardless of weather conditions.

The Benefits of Artificial Grass for Daily Mile Tracks

Artificial grass has emerged as a popular choice for Daily Mile tracks due to its numerous advantages. This versatile surface offers a consistent, slip-resistant, and low-maintenance solution that can seamlessly integrate into the school’s existing landscape. Unlike natural grass, artificial turf does not become waterlogged or muddy, ensuring that children can engage in their daily exercise without interruption. Moreover, the vibrant and customizable colours of artificial grass can add a visually appealing element to the track, fostering a sense of pride and ownership among the students.

Enhancing the Daily Mile Experience with Innovative Features

To further elevate the Daily Mile experience, schools can incorporate additional features and elements into their dedicated running tracks. This could include the integration of exercise stations, signage, and even interactive components that encourage children to engage in various physical activities during their daily exercise. By creating a dynamic and engaging environment, schools can inspire children to embrace the Daily Mile as a fun and rewarding part of their daily routine.

Funding Opportunities for Daily Mile Tracks

Recognizing the significant benefits of the Daily Mile, governments and educational authorities have established funding initiatives to support schools in implementing this program. In the United Kingdom, for instance, the Sports Premium Funding provides primary schools with the resources to improve their sports and physical activity offerings, including the creation of dedicated Daily Mile tracks. Schools can also explore alternative funding sources, such as local community grants, fundraising initiatives, and partnerships with sports organizations, to secure the necessary resources for their Daily Mile projects.

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