Barge Group have the Daily Mile answer ...
The Daily Mile aims to get children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.
No matter how big or small your school budget, there is always a solution waiting to be found. Following a consultation with our Projects Manager, a primary school in Kent took the leap to have a 326m rubber matting path installed in their only available space around the field for their children to utilise on a daily basis. The results speak for themselves …
“Just to let you know the mile path has been a great success. The children love it. Some simply natter all the way round, others are keeping a log of how many miles they run in a week. It is great. The finish is good and it looks durable. Even the teachers are getting fit!”
This is a great example of how physical activity can quite easily become an everyday activity, from a school where a fully installed daily mile track was financially within their reach. However, for those where it simply isn't an option, there are many lower budget alternatives available and no need to panic.
Thermoplastic line marking is a fantastic, cost effective way of making use of your existing hard surface. It can be thoroughly custom designed to your specification and designed to fit your site.
Another popular choice is that of marker posts. Designed to mark out a route, either on existing hard surfacing or around your field, these posts are an excellent alternative or addition to a fully installed track. Contact us to arrange for a site visit or to speak with a member of the team and make your daily mile dream a reality.