Galley Hill School Fun Run
On the Monday 25th June at 10am for the opening of our sports week, we will be asking all children to take part in this year’s fun run dressed as their favourite sporting hero!!!
We are asking for children to be sponsored in order to raise money for a new all-weather purpose daily mile track. Prizes will be awarded to 1 boy and 1 girl from each year group for the most creative fancy dress.
The run will take place at 10am parents are welcome to come and support their child from 9:50am. The run will take place on the school field and the children will try and complete as many laps as they can in 30 minutes.
Trainers should be worn, name labelled water bottles, sun cream applied and sun hat worn (weather dependent).
The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.
Its impact can be transformational – improving not only the children’s fitness, but also their concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing.
The Daily Mile is a social activity, where in the children run or jog – at their own pace – in the fresh air with friends. Children can occasionally walk to catch their breath, if necessary, but should aim to run or jog for the full 15 minutes.
Research has shown that The Daily Mile can even increase attainment in primary school, and parents have reported an increased interest in health and wellbeing from their children after they have started The Daily Mile.
It takes place over just 15 minutes, with children averaging a mile each day.
Children run outside in the fresh air – and the weather is a benefit, not a barrier.
Children run in their uniforms so no kit or changing time is needed.
It’s social, non-competitive and fun.
The children return to class ready to learn.
It helps to improve fitness and healthy weight.
It encourages children to be aware of their health.
Thank you all for your support.
Mrs E Birch