The childhood obesity epidemic has developed into a serious public health concern, with one in ten children thought to be obese and a third of children who leave school believed to be overweight.
The daily mile track delivers an elected outdoor trail for all children to jog, run or walk the length of a mile, which takes roughly 15 minutes. Different from cross-country racing, the daily mile track isn’t intended to be competitive. It is there to motivate children of all abilities to move at their own pace and enjoy physical activity. As an alternative to concentrating on winning the race, the emphasis is on being fit for life. The daily mile track offers a specific zone for children to get active and healthy, at the same time as contributing to their mental and emotional wellbeing too.
The daily mile track is a mood enhancer for school children and can be used before, during and after school. It is recognised as improving attentiveness and behaviour in class. Once installed, the daily mile track requires no additional training for staff, or supplementary equipment and can be used frequently in all- weather, all-year-round.
Benefits of an Artificial Grass Daily Mile Track
There are several great reasons to incorporate an artificial grass, daily mile track into your school outdoor play area. It can be a welcome addition to the school field, blending well with its neighbouring grass. or idle outside space can be transformed into a pathway.
The daily mile track inspires children to exercise daily, whilst boosting their Vitamin D levels from being outside. However, if the chosen route is made of concrete or tarmac, this runs the risk of scrapes, grazes and falls on a hard surface.
If natural grass were to be used, this would not be able to endure the rigours of daily use and would result in damage to natural grass, muddy chaos, expensive maintenance and dirty uniforms. Simply put, the daily mile track would be out-of-use most of the time due to the common and predictable British rainy weather.
An attractive and visually-inspiring daily mile track made from high quality, durable artificial grass provides a fun and safe allocated pathway for children to complete their daily mile initiative, regardless of the weather. With the look and feel of natural grass, children can benefit from a softer surface landing, should they suffer from an unlucky tumble. It’s strong quality means that it can survive recurrent use, short of the risk of flooding and muddy-mess. A low maintenance, artificial grass, daily mile track offers a simple yet effective, striking addition to otherwise vacant school outdoor play areas.
CAG aim to deliver excellent, tailor-made artificial grass, daily mile tracks to suit school budgets and space. All our daily mile tracks are installed with the intention to advance physical fitness and emotional in wellbeing in children, by offering an elected and safe pathway which can be accessed all-year-round.
If you are looking to include a daily mile track into your school outdoor area, please get in touch with us for free expert advice and consultation.