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By GreaterSport | 17 December 2018 | TAGS: funding, Sport England, education, The Daily Mile, Children and young people

Sport England has today committed £1.5 million of National Lottery funding to support The Daily Mile, the ground-breaking fitness initiative that aims to get children fit for life. In what is the biggest ever expansion of the programme since it originated in 2012, the investment will fund the recruitment of National and Local Coordinators to support and encourage more schools in England to sign-up.

Figures from Sport England’s Active Lives Children and Young People survey released this month shows the scale of the challenge to help the nation’s children be more active. It showed that, despite 3 million children doing an average of 60 or more minutes of physical activity a day, just over 2.3 million children and young people are ‘less active’ which means they do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day.

Currently, The Daily Mile helps schoolchildren in over 3,500+ English schools reach their daily activity target. Sport England and The Daily Mile Foundation’s partnership marks their shared vision to bring daily physical activity to all 20,000 primary schools in England.

Greater Manchester last year became the first city region committed to The Daily Mile and the initiative is already having an impact across the County with Greater Manchester even launching a commitment to getting nurseries and workplaces involved in The Daily Mile too.
Read our Daily Mile success stories here in Greater Manchester by clicking here
Below is a short video of what The Daily Mile looks like in Greater Manchester. 

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