Golden Mile

A simple rewarding, measurable physical activity initiative...

The Golden Mile aims to inspire and encourage school communities through physical activity with the focus on fun, rewarding personal achievement, pupil leadership, raising essential funds and school competition.

We reinforce the message from the Department of Health that children should engage in regular daily physical activity habits across the week, every week all year round.

Schools - How it works

The Golden Mile is a safe, simple and measurable health & physical activity initiative accessible to all your pupils regardless of age or ability. 

The Golden Mile is an all year round initiative whereby Pupils, Staff and parents can get involved. Simply walk, jog or run around your Golden Mile track within the safety of the school grounds and then use our downloadable resources to help you upload the number of laps your pupil’s achieve.

Your interactive School and class pages will do the rest and convert laps into Miles and display the pupil’s progress via graphs, league tables.

The Golden Mile is unique in the way that it is supported by an online system that is accessed by the school to record all data. The system is personal to the school and will provide you with measurable data through a pupil’s school career. 

Everyone taking part will find the initiative rewarding. Physical activity brings all sorts of benefits, such as confidence and stronger self-esteem, more energy, better memory, and simply a good feeling about themselves— The Golden Mile will help achieve this.

Impact Measurements

The Golden Mile will assist you in monitoring fitness levels at the start of the programme and throughout the school year. Providing a % improvement for each child, each class and the whole school and along with all the other measurable data provided for each child it will improve Physical Education reporting for schools.

Pupil leadership

 The Golden Mile is great tool for empowering year 6 pupils to manage the initiative for the whole school.  

A great way of appointing Golden Mile monitors is getting the pupils to apply for the position. Electing 1 responsible monitor from each year 6 class and empower them to manager 1 class each within the school.

The Golden Mile supports the Junior Play Leaders Award (JPLA) scheme that, ‘responds to the needs of individual schools through a training programme that focuses on pupils and encourages them to take more responsibility for developing active, healthy playgrounds for all through collaborative play.’

The Golden Mile focuses on the development of the whole child, promoting integration and co-operation between children of all ages and their adult counterparts.

Competition

Pupils can compete against other pupils and every class can compete against other classes. We’ve also introduced the School vs. School challenge, whereby you can compete against other schools also participating in the Golden Mile, as well as inviting neighbouring schools to join the scheme and take up the challenge.

Simplicity

The Golden Mile needs no specialist equipment and it is not impeded by the size of the school. Time and workload can be managed through simple implementation and our Customer Relationship Coordinator’s are available to assist in setting your school. Setup takes minutes with measurable data that can last throughout the pupil’s entire school career. Following initial data supplied and uploaded to your online system by an adult representative in the school, The Golden Mile monitors can manage each class throughout the school year.

Parental engagement

Parents can also get involved with schools. Parent email addresses can be associated to each pupil and as soon as their child reaches a certificate milestone they will receive an email. Parents are also invited to take part in the Golden Mile before and after school with their child, invited to fundraising days and attend reward assemblies. 

To find out more on the Golden Mile visit www.golden-mile.org