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By Haddenham Webteam - 22nd April 2016 6:30pm
Staff at Haddenham Community Infant School have been impressed by recent initiatives to increase the physical activity levels of young children.
Writing in the school's latest newsletter, a particular focus has fallen on a fitness project at a school in Scotland called St Ninians which has introduced a whole school run called The Daily Mile.
According to published findings, St Ninians has seen "transformative results" among their children and it has been so successful that many other schools across Great Britain have embraced the initiative.
The Daily Mile involves 15 minutes at the beginning of the school day when the children are encouraged to run, or initially walk, one mile.
As well as the obvious benefits to fitness levels among the children (and teachers!) there have been other benefits too. Research has linked increased physical movement with improved cognitive skills and raising attainment.
"The Daily Mile has resulted in transformational change for our children's physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing" according to staff at St Ninians.
The school has noticed that children are focused and ready to learn when they return
after a run to the classroom.
HCIS has always recognised the benefits of physical activity and with this in mind the staff
intend to start the daily mile at the school in the week beginning Tuesday 3rd May. The run will take place daily unless inclement weather renders it inappropriate.
If you'd like to read more about The Daily Mile project at St Ninians, click here.
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