Arsenal Football Club’s mascot Gunnersaurus joined children doing the Daily Mile in Camden primary schools. Around 3,000 children in Camden enjoy taking part in the Daily Mile every week, benefiting their well-being, health and learning.

The Daily Mile is a nationwide school initiative. Every child spends 15 minutes a day running, jogging or walking outdoors on top of regular PE lessons. This supports the national recommendations for children of all ages to be active for an hour a day. Founder Elaine Wyllie established The Daily Mile in 2012 when she was headteacher of a primary school in Scotland. She has since been dedicated to inspiring schools around the world to get involved in the Daily Mile.

So far 13 Camden schools are doing the Daily Mile. The Daily Mile is free and simple and children do not have to change into PE kit to take part. Camden primary schools interested in taking part can get support and advice to get started by emailing Mike Mortlock, Health Improvement Specialist, at mike.mortlock@camden.gov.uk or via the Daily Mile website.

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