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Community Open Doors Day: Introduction to The Daily Mile

18 Mar 2017, 10.30AM–10.50AM
Lecture Theatre B3, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling

What is The Daily Mile?  Who can do it?  What are the benefits?  

Elaine Wyllie, former headteacher of St Ninian's Primary School and founder of The Daily Mile will introduce you to the concept of the Daily Mile, how it came about and the changes she has witnessed in the children who participate.  The concept is deceptively simple: to combat obesity and our sedentary lifestyles, children (andAn image of a celebratory 50 years logo adults) walk or run a mile each day.  The results are fascinating.

Elaine will be followed by Dr Colin Moran, senior lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, who will explain the research the University of Stirling is currently conducting on The Daily Mile, its participants and conclusions. 

Following short introductions by Elaine Wyllie and Dr Moran, we invite the audience to join us in walking The Daily Mile in the glorious surroundings of the University of Stirling campus.  Bring your walking shoes and outdoor clothing and remember to collect stickers and your certificate at the end!

Our Community Open Doors Day aims to bring every part of the campus alive by inviting the local community in to join us in celebrating the anniversary. The programme includes: engaging talks; a Science Fair in the Atrium; a chance to explore the history of the University through the Archives; participation in a series of fun activities; and an adaptation of the daily mile challenge to tie the events and activities together.

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