Brod­ick pupils are all heart

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Brod­ick Pri­mary School has taken health to heart by pro­mot­ing the im­por­tance of car­dio­vas­cu­lar health and rais­ing £743 for the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion (BHF).

Fundrais­ing on be­half of the char­ity, P6 and P7 pupils from the school en­thu­si­as­ti­cally took part in the chal­lenge with their teacher Anne Watts.

As part of the chal­lenge the class had to learn how to play dodgeball and they worked hard to learn the rules, de­velop strate­gies and hone their skills. It was an op­por­tu­nity for them to im­prove their own car­dio­vas­cu­lar fit­ness and a chance to make a real con­tri­bu­tion to the work of the BHF.

Along­side their train­ing regime each pupil had to se­cure spon­sor­ship from their fam­ily, neigh- bours and friends. All of their hard work cul­mi­nated in a pre­sen­ta­tion to both par­ents and fel­low pupils which was in­for­ma­tive and en­ter­tain­ing. Each pupil con­trib­uted in­for­ma­tion as to the dan­gers of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, stress­ing the im­por­tance of good heart health and the vi­tal work of the BHF.

The chil­dren then en­ter­tained the au­di­ence with an ac­tual dodgeball ses­sion elic­it­ing many ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from the spec­ta­tors. They also in­vited spec­ta­tors to join the fun and were de­lighted when mums and dads stepped up to play.

Mrs Watts speak­ing about the chil­dren’s en­thu­si­asm for the chal­lenge said: ‘I am pleas­antly amazed by their com­mit­ment and their pos­i­tive re­sponse to the chal­lenge. Their hard work re­ally paid off and the class man­aged to raise a whop­ping £743.

‘The class and I would like to say a huge thank you to all those who sup­ported the chil­dren and gave so gen­er­ously to such a wor­thy cause,’ she added.

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Play­ers en­joy the en­er­getic and lively game. Driv­ing the point home, pupils lay mo­tion­less on the floor. Pupils put their newly learned dodgeball skills to the test. Brod­ick Pri­mary School hall is turned into a makeshift dodgeball court. Pupils use ban­ners and props dur­ing their pre­sen­ta­tion. Each pupil con­trib­uted to the pre­sen­ta­tion by speak­ing about their un­der­stand­ing of heart health.

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