MCE worked with the British Psychological Society and The Daily Mile to plan an event to mark Children’s Mental Health Week 2022.
From the initial idea to project delivery, MCE delivered a range of services
The Daily Mile network in Northern Ireland is hoping to make Northern Ireland a Daily Mile nation, and launched this initiative at the estate of the Northern Ireland Assembly in February 2022.
A number of Executive Ministers signed the pledge to make Northern Ireland a Daily Mile nation at an event to mark Children’s Mental Health Week (7 – 13 February 2022).
The Daily Mile is 15 minutes every day when children run, jog, wheel or walk, at their own pace, during the school day at a time of the teacher’s choosing. The Daily Mile is not Sport or PE, but health and wellbeing through physical activity.
The Daily Mile is a simple and straightforward initiative that has been acknowledged for reducing childhood obesity and recognised within the UK Government’s 2018 Childhood Obesity Strategy,
Scotland is currently working towards becoming the first Daily Mile Nation, a nation that imbeds The Daily Mile across policy areas through a partnership between The Daily Mile Foundation and the Scottish Government. The Daily Mile network in Northern Ireland now hopes to make Northern Ireland the next Daily Mile Nation.
Invitations were extended to Executive Ministers and members of the Education Committee, Northern Irish Olympic legend Lady Mary Peters, and local school children.
On the day 100 local school children were joined by the Health Minister, Infrastructure Minister, Agriculture Minister and members of the Education Committee to walk their Daily Mile within the Stormont Estate. These politicians took the opportunity to engage with the Daily Mile network in Northern Ireland, and signed the pledge board to show their support to making Northern Ireland a Daily Mile Nation.