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Smile for a Mile

What is Smile for a Mile?


The initiative is a physical activity intervention, first established in a nursery
and primary school setting in Stirling, Scotland. Smile for a Mile began in
2016 and will see every school in West Cheshire offered the opportunity
to participate over the three year lifetime of the project.

What does it involve?

What will it achieve?

A whole school approach involving

children and staff from nursery

to year 6

Improved focus / attention of children

Run or walk a mile each day

to achieve an extra 15 minutes

of physical activity per day

(in addition to existing PE lessons)

Encouraging children to enjoy being
outdoors

Children go out in almost all weathers

Reduction in the number of overweight
children

At a time of the teacher’s choosing

Improved fitness

Children do not need to change from

their uniform

Children sleep and eat better

It is inclusive of all children

It is school led

Want to become involved / find out more?

Smile for a Mile
If you would like to become involved in the Smile for a Mile initiative
or would like to know more, please contact Active Cheshire who
are delivering the project on behalf of the partners.
Contact: Duncan Setterington, Active Cheshire
Email: duncan.setterington@activecheshire.org
Tel: 01606 330212



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