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9th February, 2022

Ministers and MLAs sign The Daily Mile Nation Pledge

Since the launch of the Daily Mile Northern Ireland, Stranmillis has been a major supporter of The Daily Mile, which aims to encourage children to run, jog, wheel or walk at their own pace for one mile every day to improve their physical, social, emotional and mental health. Stranmillis lecturers Dr Brenda McKay Redmond and Dr Barbara McConnell are the co-chairs of The Daily Mile Network NI and, to mark Children’s Mental Health Week, they were delighted to host a special Daily Mile event at Stormont today to encourage NI Assembly Ministers and MLAs to sign a pledge to make Northern Ireland a Daily Mile Nation.

Founder of The Daily Mile, Elaine Wyllie MBE, and Lady Mary Peters were joined by children from schools, including Tor Bank School, Longstone School, Dundonald High School, Ballybeen Preschool, Cregagh Primary School, St Teresa’s Nursery School, ABC PIP Walkie Talkie group and Mount St Michael’s Primary School, and  Daily Mile Network NI members, to walk their daily mile.

At the end of their walk up Prince of Wales Avenue to Parliament Buildings, they met Ministers Nichola Mallon, Edwin Poots and Robin Swann, as well as members of the Education Committee and other MLAs, to discuss making Northern Ireland a Daily Mile Nation and sign The Daily Mile Nation pledge.

For more pictures from today’s The Daily Mile event, visit our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stranbelfast/

 

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