A measurable physical activity initiative for your school
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Duncan Goodhew, Olympic Gold Medallist
"The Golden Mile represents an excellent opportunity for children of all abilities to get fit and be active. The product is simple, effective and accessible to all schools, children and parents. It really is an innovative and interesting project that will be embraced by schools, children and parents."
Kate Russell, Edleston Primary School
"All in all when I first heard about the Golden Mile, I never thought it could work in such a small school, but 6 months on many of our children are past the 25-mile mark and are still loving it!"
Lawrence Dallaglio, England Rugby World Cup Winner
"The future health and happiness of our children couldn’t be more important, and the Golden Mile has already proved itself as the sort of vital fitness initiative which could make all the difference. The most simple initiatives are often the best, and I urge all children to get involved and get fit while they have fun with the Golden Mile."
Dame Kelly Holmes, Double Olympic Gold Medallist
"I’m thrilled that my charity, the DKH Legacy Trust, has become the charity partner to the Golden Mile. This is a fantastic initiative that will encourage so many to commit to an active and healthy lifestyle. Thanks to this partnership, we will be able to continue creating life chances for young people."
Galton Blackiston , Celebrity Chef
"I think it is a very, very good initiative. Anything that can keep children fit and healthy is a great idea."
Focus Group Interviews, Staffordshire University
"Interviews with school staff who implemented the Golden Mile revealed that the initial setup was straight forward, with class teachers ultimately responsible for how they decided to use the initiative with their pupils. The Golden Mile proved to be an adaptable and flexible initiative. "
Andy Burnham, Secretary of State for Health
"I am pleased to endorse the Golden Mile initiative which aims to get more children and young people physically active. As we prepare to host the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, we must show that we are world class in the way we encourage people of all ages to be more active. I hope the Golden Mile will encourage many thousands of young people to get active and - just as important - to stay active, enabling them to lead healthy and fulfilling lives."
Ben Bradshaw , Secretary of State for Culture
"Running or walking regularly is not only good for young people’s health, it gives them more energy throughout the day and can inspire more to take up sport for life. If children learn to love being active as they grow up then they’re also more likely to take those good habits through to adulthood. The Golden Mile is a fantastic idea. My congratulations to the Golden Mile"
Christine Norman, Head Teacher, Winnington Park Community Primary School
"Children no longer fall out of bed - fall into the car - fall into the classroom and fall asleep! The Golden Mile puts oxygen into their muscles and into their brains. We used to see nothing but tonsils til 10am, now we see energised and enthusiastic learners, thanks to the Golden Mile”"
St Marys Catholic Primary School,
"Golden Mile has made a huge impact and I believe also in terms of attention in class and team development. Some children have made fantastic developments in stamina. They really understood the advice about finding a steady pace rather than racing."
Glyn Turner, Leighton Primary School
"We have a Golden Mile breakfast club, not only for the children but for their family too. Since we began this last year, we have noticed a dramatic increase in attendance. Our school is in a poor area, where not only was our pupil attendance low but academic achievement low too. Since the introduction of the Golden Mile, not only has the attendance shot up, we have noticed an impressive improvement in the children’s concentration level and through this, their academic level is rising too."
Caroline Adams, Dr Challoners High School
"We have recently introduced the Golden Mile to improve the fitness of our girls. The pupils walk a distance of 800m 3 times a week. There are extra sessions for girls who want to get fitter by running or training. The best thing about it is that the girls are rewarded for their efforts whether they choose to run, jog or even just walk. We launched the Golden Mile to all 600 pupils at a special whole school event."