The Daily Mile

Children in GSR uniform running their 'daily mile'

Children completing their ‘daily mile’ in the sunshine

The ‘Daily Mile’ is a simple, free exercise where all classes run a mile around school grounds every day. It takes just a few minutes but gets pupils active and moving during their school day.

You can find out more about the Daily Mile at


We are one of 18 schools in Ireland participating in the Marathon Kids programme run by DLR Sports Partnership. Our 5th and 6th class children will perform running sessions every day, which will bring them closer to completing their first marathon as well as learning about the benefits of physical activity. 5th and 6th classes will need to wear their tracksuit to school everyday during this 8 week programme. All the resources are available in Irish as well. The teachers are delighted!