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St. Teresa's Nursery School, Belfast

Celebrating the daily mile

28th May 2021

St. Teresa’s nursery has embedded the daily mile into their school routine since 2019.  Even during lockdown, pupils were encouraged to keep active every day.  We believe that children are happier, healthier and fitter as a result.  “The daily mile makes you smile!”  The Daily Mile™ are hosting their first national event day in schools and across social media, to celebrate pupils across Northern Ireland getting active together, and connecting the importance of being active to mental health.

In light of the covid-19 pandemic, mental health awareness, especially in children and young people, and its relation to physical activity, is incredibly important.

Our very own Miss Toner has shown passion and stewardship for the daily mile since its inception.  We decided this year to make her our Daily Mile ambassador and she has prepared a celebratory event today to praise the children for taking part in daily mile each day, complete with balloons and certificates.  Miss Toner, herself, is a third-year student at Stranmillis College and is writing her dissertation around the benefits of the daily mile on children’s wellbeing and engagement.  We are proud to be part of this initiative hosted by The Daily Mile Network NI and Daily Mile Foundation.