This Friday we will be showcasing our “Take Heart Take Part” project which is run in partnership with Heart Research.
The aims of the project are to understand the role of the heart, to identify how the heart can be damaged, to understand how this damage can affect everyday life, to identify ways to improve the health of the heart and to identify and act on ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle whilst improving the health of the heart.
Children from Marshfield Primary, Holybrook Primary, Parklands Primary, Al Mumin, Byron Primary, St Matthews Catholic Primary, Newby Primary, Ghyll Royd, Margaret McMillian Primary, St Stephens Primary, Lidget Green Primary, Barkerend Primary, High Crags Primary, Thornbury Primary, Grove House Primary, Horton Park Primary, Lowerfields Primary, Crossley Hall Primary and Hill Top CofE Primary have all taken part in the project.
Children have enjoyed discussions on the role, position and function of the heart, made jam jar hearts and found out why some didn’t work. They also discussed damage that could be done to the heart, drawn and labelled a diagram of the heart, took resting pulses and pulses after exercise, enjoyed mini exercise activities, discussed the main food groups and what is good/bad. They also discussed why we need each food group, turned our favourite unhealthy meals into healthier options, made posters showing new knowledge gained, completed supermarket sweep challenges and finally make a fridge magnet giving a message on how to improve the health of the heart.
Susi Burnham our ‘Take Heart, Take Part’ Head deliverer, said, “I find myself to be inspired by the enthusiasm, effort and energy from the children who have taken part in the project. It is a true honour and privilege to be able to represent the Bradford Bulls Foundation and Heart Research UK in delivering such an important project that can help to change the health of those who take part for the better.”
Over 300 children from the schools that have taken part in the project will be joining us for the game against Hull KR this Friday. With some of the children taking part in the half time Bull Man & Bull Boy’s Sprint Challenge.