Sport England funding to pay for major expansion of back-to-basics child exercise scheme
Originally published Dec.17, 2018 in The Guardian.
By Sally Weale
The Daily Mile, the back-to-basics fitness initiative for schoolchildren, has received a £1.5m cash injection from Sport England, which hopes to spread the word about it to every primary school in England.
The national lottery money represents the biggest expansion of the scheme which began six years ago with children at a primary school in Stirling running five laps round the playing field. It is now a regular fixture at 3,500 schools in England and for 1.25 million children worldwide. Read More