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St. Patrick’s Primary School Legamaddy

Daily mile Santa Run Day Friday 3rd December

26th Nov 2021

Come join us! Grab your Christmas jumper or Santa hat and let’s get moving!

The Daily Mile Network (NI) in partnership with Daily Mile Foundation are hosting A Daily Mile Santa Run day in schools & early years settings across social media, to get children in Northern Ireland active together at the same time on Friday 3rd December 2021.

“Northern Ireland Does The Daily Mile Santa Run” is a virtual mass participation event across all Northern Ireland primary and early years settings. On the 3rd December 2021, schools and early years settings around the country, will run their Daily Mile Santa Run virtually, together in an effort to raise awareness for children’s mental health and wellbeing and our school will be taking part. Children can come to school in their Christmas jumpers and hats to take part. 

The Daily Mile, currently has over 3 million children running a daily mile across 12,000 schools in 80 countries but this is the first national Santa Run event of its kind. The hope is to encourage more schools and early years settings to take up the Daily Mile.

The Daily Mile is a transformative initiative where children run, jog, wheel or walk for fifteen minutes every day, in which time, most children will average a mile or more. The initiative has enjoyed phenomenal success since it was started by then Headteacher Elaine Wyllie just eight years ago at a single primary school in Stirling. Today 3 million children worldwide are now running a mile a day.

Fifteen minutes of exercise, jogging or walking, whilst outside when it is safe to do so, can lead to everyone becoming happier, fitter and stronger. Self-esteem, wellbeing and satisfaction can also improve mental health, so let’s keep our hearts and minds healthy by having fun, fitness and freedom in the fresh air, by continuing to love The Daily Mile Santa Run.”