Creating A Daily Mile Track
Many schools across the country are seeing the benefits. Improvements to the physical, social, emotional and mental health and well-being of their children. This is as well as building confidence, resilience and determination; all after installing all weather Daily Mile tracks in their settings. If your school has been inspired by the recent Marathon to do the same, then Playtime by Fawns can offer advice and designs to put you on the right path.
Recent studies show that schools participating in the Daily Mile are seeing real benefits to their pupils health seven months after starting the daily exercise regime. 5% of children could run further during timed shuttle run test than children who didn’t partake in the scheme. They had increased their moderate/vigorous physical activity by nine minutes per day and cut their sedentary time by 18 minutes. Importantly, the physical activity has also been found to boost children’s brain development and function, leaving the children feeling more alert. They also noticed an increase in their attention and verbal memory, as well as improvements to their feelings of well-being.
Surfacing And Investment
There are a number of different surfaces we recommend to create the all-weather path depending on existing terrain and budget. We also look to utilise existing pathways or parts of the playground to cut down on material and installation costs. Investment in such a track has proven to be sustainable. It’s used daily, year round and with children able to participate in their uniforms. This makes it easy for every child to take part whatever their circumstances, age or ability.
It’s designed to be fun and non-competitive, with children running or jogging at their own pace. You can even create other activities along the way with fitness stations positioned along the route for children to stop and carry out a different types of exercise. This helps to encourage the children around the route. We’ve even installed solar powered timers and lap counters to further keep the children trying as hard as possible. They also strive to create personal bests and build resilience and determination.
Get In Touch
Contact us now to arrange a no obligation free of charge site survey and design service and hear more about your very own daily mile track and how it will improve your children’s lives.