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5-a-day won’t keep HOW students away

12 November 2015

5-a-day won’t keep HoW students away

Health and nutrition is top of the menu for our sport students as they have undergone training on delivering the NHS Change for Life programme.

The government scheme aimed at young people aged 7-11highlights the importance of regular exercise and maintaining a balanced diet.

Heart of Worcestershire College students completed their training at Perdiswell Sports Centre in October and will now go out to local primary schools to teach children about positive lifestyle choices through interactive games and activities.

Speaking about the project, Judd Doughty, CRQ Leader for Sport, Military & Public Services, Worcester said:

“We’ve had excellent feedback from the schools we worked with last year so we are happy to be involved with the scheme again. The students have all shown great commitment to their training and are excited to put their skills in to practice.”

On behalf of his class, Year 1 Sport and Exercise Science student, Tyron Patrick, said:

“We really enjoyed the Change for Life training sessions and are now looking forward to taking the new skills we have learnt into local primary schools and working with the children to encourage physical activity and healthy lifestyles.”

As a College, health and fitness is integrated into daily life across our campuses.