The Golden Mile

Working in partnership with Premier, Local GP Practices, Local NHS Clinical Groups, Hampshire School Nurses, School Games Organisers and Local Authorities, Energise Me launched the Golden Mile initiative across the county in February 2017.

The Golden Mile is a fun, inclusive and measurable health & physical activity initiative.

As a school we have fully embraced the concept of the Golden Mile both staff and pupils alike. It has not been a burden in setting it up at all and the Sports Leaders have introduced it through an Assembly, and now monitor it. The children are independently choosing to walk or run some laps during their break and lunchtime to then record on their chart. Teachers will take the children outside during lessons to gain fresh air and have a period of activity which then aids the learning and focus when returning to class.  We have seen a positive impact on children settling to their work with more focus as they have had a bit of exercise.  Definitely a winner for us as a school in promoting wellbeing! – Newchurch Primary School

Energise Me Aim: To increase the amount of time each day pupils from Hampshire & IOW are active in schools by walking, jogging or running around the Golden Mile track within the safety of the school grounds.

There will be no cost for Hampshire & IOW schools to sign up to the Golden Mile Project, we just ask that each school has a named coordinator who can attend a training session and be a champion in their school.

 Training

Really enjoyable training, as a school it was great to see how it works and how easy it is to put into place – Bassett Green Primary School

Schools must attend a training session in order to access the Golden Mile for free.

Benefits

 There are many benefits that children gain from participating in the Golden Mile:

  • Improved fitness and behaviour
  • Enhanced teamwork and leadership skills
  • Increased concentration and attainment

“I love being out in the fresh air for the Golden Mile, it makes me feel more awake for my learning.” Year 6 Pupil

Challenges

Check out the downloads section on the left of the page for the latest challenges you can take part in.

Pupils from Lanesend Primary School have achieved the 150 miles milestone. A huge achievement well done!

One of the pupils has this to say:

‘The Golden Mile is really good for your body. It is also good because people cheer you on. People also cheer when you get an achievement! I love the Golden Mile! It makes you fit and it is so much fun. I achieved 150 miles because I kept running and stuck at it with my friends. We all got 150.’

It’s not too late to sign your school up, please get in touch with us.

For more information
Alannah Stephenson
Project Officer – PE and School Sport
Call 01962 676382
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