Founder of ground-breaking international health initiative -The Daily Mile - visits Redbridge school

Published: 10 February 2020

A Redbridge School was treated to a special visit recently from the founder of a health initiative that has inspired more than 2.3million children around the world to get fit for 15 minutes a day.


Elaine Wyllie MBE, founder of The Daily Mile, which has encouraged children across 78 countries to get active for at least 15 minutes a day, visited children at Fairlop Primary School, on Wednesday 5 February.


The Colvin Gardens based school is one of 16 in Redbridge that have signed up to The Daily Mile – a free initiative which aims to boost activity levels and improve fitness and concentration in the children taking part.


As part of the visit Elaine saw two classes taking part in The Daily Mile challenge of running or jogging for at least 15 minutes a day, and hosted a question and answer session with children from the school.


She also met Faye Martin, a teacher at the school who has been inspiring children to keep running after she secured a place at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon.


Elaine Wyllie MBE, Founder of The Daily Mile said:

“The Daily Mile is going from strength to strength, and I’m thrilled to see such enthusiasm from all the children and teachers I’ve met in Redbridge.


“Fairlop Primary School are a wonderful example of how to do The Daily Mile and I’m so pleased to hear one of the teachers will be taking part in the London Marathon – they will inspire so many children in the school. 


“I’d love to see every school in Redbridge taking part in The Daily Mile so they can feel the benefits of daily physical activity. Children who exercise are fitter, happier and healthier – and it helps their learning in the classroom.”


Schools can sign up to The Daily Mile on: and can get free resources to support with The Daily Mile, produced by London Marathon Events


For more information on The Daily Mile visit: or e-mail

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