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Medway School Mile

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The aim of the Medway School Mile is to improve the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of our children. It's a very simple programme, which any primary school can be part of.

We can improve the children’s fitness as well as their concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing.

We have designed a resource programme to support implementation and running of this programme and encourage use of Primary School Sport Premium funding to engage every pupil in active and healthy lifestyles, regardless of age, circumstance or ability.

What you need to knowschool mile resources

  • all the preparation work has been done for you and we will work with you to complete any further site specific work
  • activity takes place over approximately 15 minutes, with children averaging a mile each 
  • being outside in the fresh air is a benefit
  • limited set up, tidy up, or equipment required
  • participate in school uniform so children do not need additional kit or changing time
  • social, non-competitive and fun
  • leadership workshop is available to helps pupils organise these regular sessions
  • fully inclusive - every child succeeds, whatever their circumstances, age or ability
  • extend the activity to include your school community; engage parents, grandparents and carers
  • use the programme to fundraise for your school


Medway School Miles

Fairview Community Primary School

News report - Head Teacher at Fairview Community Primary School Debbie Willis said: “We have used the idea of the council’s Medway School Mile to create our own Fairview Mile. As well as increasing children’s fitness levels, school sports activities can help to improve primary school children’s academic performance and social skills and create even more of a community spirit. Children have the choice of walking, jogging or running the mile, and each child will have their own record of how many miles they have completed throughout the year. We are the first school in Medway to launch this initiative and we are looking forward to seeing our children flourish even more.”

Hilltop Primary School

St William of Perth

Temple Mill Primary School

External Schools

The Brent Primary School, Dartford  

Get involved

The price for Medway School Mile pack is £440 for one-form entry school, £650 for two-form, £850 for three-form, less than £2 per child.

Any proceeds will be reinvested into our Mini Youth Games school programme. We are also happy to discuss fundraising options with your school.

The resource package has been designed with our partners at Bubble & Scruff and the scheme works in partnership with A Better Medway.

If you would like to find out more about the Medway School Mile please contact tina.spry@medway.gov.uk 01634 338764 and download our promotional flyer (3030kb pdf).

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