We are excited to announce that Shrewsbury and Susan Lawrence Nurseries has launched The Daily Mile across both settings!! It was launched on ‘The Daily Mile Day’ on Friday 5th July 2019 and takes place every day as part of children’s free play.
The children are encouraged to run/jog/toddle for 15 mins daily as part of their free play. It will alternate weekly, taking place in the morning or afternoon. The Daily Mile is not competitive, there is no need to be sporty and children can set their own pace for 15 minutes.
The Daily Mile makes children fitter, healthier, happier and has a positive impact on their behaviour and concentration levels. It is simple and effective, enabling every child, including those with special needs, to be active every day.
Did you know that children are spending more time sitting down and less time being active. More than 90% of children under five are not active enough, with just 9% of two to four-year-olds meeting the current guidelines of three hours of physical activity per day!
Early Start Education wants to ensure your children become more aware of their health and are supported to be more active on a daily basis! Children who are more active have:
- Reduced levels of stress and anxiety and are happier
- Improved fitness and energy levels
- Better focus and concentration
The project is supported by the Early Start Nutrition team as children are encouraged to be aware of the importance of activity and healthy eating across our settings.