St. Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

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The Golden Mile

Last year we were awarded SILVER in the #GoForGold Challenge.

The golden mile is a safe, simple and measureable health and physical activity initiative accessible to all age groups regardless of ability. At St Joseph’s we usually try and complete our daily mile in the afternoon and it takes about 15 minutes. 7 laps of the field equals a mile and some children can manage more and some walk. All children are supported and encouraged to participate and children can challenge themselves to reach certain targets.

The daily mile helps St Joseph’s to support the governments Childhood Obesity Strategy.

“The UK chief medical officers recommend that all children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day”.

To read the government’s plan, please click here.

The Daily Mile at St Joseph's


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