Tower Hill Primary School 'goes the extra mile' with The Daily Mile, says Leo Docherty MP

Tower Hill Primary School 'goes the extra mile' with The Daily Mile, says Leo Docherty MP

As schools shut their doors for the summer holidays local MP for Aldershot, Farnborough and Blackwater Leo Docherty has taken the opportunity to celebrate the fantastic success of local schools with The Daily Mile scheme over the past year. 

The aim of The Daily Mile (also known by some schools as the ‘Golden Mile’) is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health, and wellbeing of children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances. Children are encouraged to jog or run outside for 15 minutes every day at a time of their teacher’s choosing. In this time, most children will average a mile or more in distance.

Leo commented: “I am absolutely delighted to hear about the amazing achievements of schools across Aldershot, Farnborough and Blackwater with this scheme over the past year. I have seen first-hand on my visits to local schools the enthusiasm pupils have for The Daily Mile, and I’m incredibly encouraged to see so many more schools in our area have signed up to take part in the last year. The Daily Mile should be part of every childhood as we strive to improve our children’s health and wellbeing now and for the rest of their lives.”

“I have been most impressed with Tower Hill Junior School in Farnborough who have this year achieved a staggering total of 4,448 miles! Thank you to retiring Headteacher Linda Tansley, and School Sport Leader Natalie Stratton, for their tireless work in making this scheme such a success at the school. Congratulations also to Talavera Junior School in Aldershot and St Peter’s Junior School in Farnborough on the progress they have made - between them racking up thousands of miles over the course of the last year.”

Leo was delighted to visit Tower Hill earlier this month to present certificates to Alfie Hutton (highest achiever) and David Durkin (most improved), and congratulate them on their brilliant efforts with The Daily Mile. 

You can find further information about The Daily Mile, here.