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The Active School Day

At Ashgate we understand the importance of physical activity in school and the benefits its has on children's:

  • academic success
  • behaviour
  • emotional and mental welling
  • long term healthy habits


An active day at Ashgate might include:

  • The Daily Mile (KS1)
  • Jumpstart Jonny, Koo Koo Kangaroo, Go Noodle, Just dance or Joe wicks workouts
  • Lunch Club 
  • Lunchtime Mini Leaders
  • Walk & Talk 
  • After School clubs

       Click the link to see this half terms clubs After School Clubs


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The Daily Mile (Key Stage 1)


The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.


It is a profoundly simple but effective concept and its impact can be transformational – improving not only the children’s fitness, but also their concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing.


Research has shown that The Daily Mile can even increase attainment and parents have reported an increased interest in health and wellbeing from their children after they have started The Daily Mile


In 2015/16 academic year, the Daily Mile was introduced at Key Stage 1, with the aim to expand its application across the whole school by the end of academic year 2017/18.  We want every child to have the opportunity to do a Daily Mile.


Evidence from the Base Line Measurements (BLM - See below) demonstrates that children completing this programme were assessed as having greater stamina than non participants. In addition, quantitive data demonstrates that there is a 'correlation' between academic pupil outcomes for these groups, with attainment in Year 2 rising for 2 consecutive years and in all core learning areas. 



Lunchtime Mini Leaders


As well as employing Mid Day Supervisors to encourage children to be active at lunchtimes, Year 6 pupils are deployed on a rotation basis to provide a range of activities for children.  Children undertaking  this role are 'Mini Leaders'.


The primary role of the Mini Leaders is to:


  • Organise and facilitate simple games and activities
  • Encourage pupils to participate in activities
  • Assist Mid Day Supervisors in coordinating groups
  • Managing resources to support active play


Each week, two Mini Leaders are selected for an award during the RESPECT Assembly; this is done to secure recognition of their roles and the importance of active participation.