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Hearty Lives Project - Update February 2015



Hearty Lives Project continues to beat strong in St Benedict's...


Links in the Curriculum
S3 Science classes were involved in Heart Health sessions in November.  The pupils were involved in learning about heart health through interactive sessions led by Active Communities.  Biology classes are now benefiting from this experience.

Christmas Fayre
The British Heart Foundation held a stall at the school Christmas fayre on 4th December.   Leaflets and information on heart health and were available for members of the local community attending the fayre.


Girls on the Run
All girls in S1 – S3 experienced a 'Girls on the Run' session during PE lessons on 12th and 13th January.  The sessions were delivered by  Active Communities as part of the Hearty Lives Project. The aim of these sessions was to highlight the enjoyment and fun that can be experienced  through being active while highlighting the importance of  exercise.  As a follow up to these sessions, a Girls Only Fitness Club now takes place in the PE department on a Wednesday 2.45 – 3.45pm.   Sessions include a range of activities from ballroom fitness to powerwalking.  All girls from all year groups are welcome to attend the club and contribute ideas of activities they would like to experience. 


Healthy Heroes
The Healthy Heroes Club continues to run every Thursday at lunchtime.  All pupils in S1 and S2 are welcome to come along to the club for some healthy lunchtime fun.  The club is facilitated by the S4 young leaders who help to prepare the sessions and organise the activities. 



Councillor Stuart Clark visits Parkour Club
Linwood Parkour continues to run on a Tuesday Night in St Benedict's High School.  The club which is led by coaches from Glasgow Parkour with the help of 4 senior pupils was recently visited by Councillor Stuart Clark.  There are still places at the club which can be booked through active communities contact shown below.


February Fundraising
A number of fundraising took place throughout February with all proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation.   Single Red Roses were bought and delivered, Valentine messages were displayed on the big screen in the street area and St Benedict's hosted it's own 'Wear It Beat It' non uniform day on Friday 13th February. 

Peer Educators
Seven S4- S6 pupils who completed Peer Educator training have now completed their course by organising and delivering a health event to all S1 pupils on Thursday 12th February.  The Peer Educators delivered very successful and informative workshops based around Heart Health and focussing on nutrition, smoking and sugar in drinks.

New S3 Young Leaders
The process of recruiting new S3 Young Leaders will be taking place throughout February and March. Pupils who are selected for this initiative will take part in a number of sessions to prepare them for visiting our Primary schools to deliver the Heart Health message to younger pupils.  The Young Leaders will then be preparing to deliver a health event during the P7 induction days in June.

Health Issues in the Community
The S5/6 Sports Leader class recently completed a short course on Health Issues in the Community.  This course focuses on the Health Issues close to home. As part of the course, the pupils made a presentation to Patricia Collins (Lead Health Improvement Officer, Children and Young People), Susan McDonald (Manager, Active Communities),  Cheryl Thomas (Project Coordinator  Hearty Lives), Emma McCrystal (Community Youth Worker, Active Communities) Mrs Munro (Head Teacher) and Mrs McGachy (PT Physical Education).  Over February and March, the  S5/6 pupils will be delivering their presentations and reaching a much bigger audience -   the whole school during year group assemblies!


Hearty Lives Contacts
Mrs McCartney (PE Department)