Win school workshop to get to heart of the matter with BHF

THE British Heart Foundation is offering schools the chance to win a unique fun-filled workshop to inspire pupils to learn about how their hearts work.

The competition is open to all primary and secondary schools, and is simple to enter.

All each school needs to do is sign up to one of the BHF’s school fundraisers before midnight on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

By taking part in one of the fundraisers, they will be in with a chance to have one of the BHF’s cutting-edge researchers come into school and lead a fun-filled, interactive day of activities about how the heart works.

Money from the BHF fundraising initiatives goes towards their life saving research, and the school can also keep 20 per cent of the money to put towards new equipment and resources to promote a healthy lifestyle for its pupils.

Last year’s winners enjoyed crawling through blood vessel tunnels, learning about blood clots through volleyball, cell activities and playing an operation game.

Schools can choose to take part in any of the following fundraisers:

• AllStar Games: A high-energy fundraising event that works indoors or outside. With a range of sporting options from track and field events to egg and spoon, the BHF AllStar Games sets up your class to smash it and raise money to keep hearts beating.

• Jump Rope for Heart: The BHF’s exciting skipping challenge helps to get children more active, alongside fundraising for life saving research. The charity provides participating schools with over £100 worth of free skipping ropes and resources, organiser’s pack, with lesson plans to help teachers introduce skipping through the PE curriculum, in the playground at lunchtime or in after school activities.

• Ultimate Dodgeball: The BHF’s dodgeball tournament is a fantastic way to get children active and develop team-building skills and strategic thinking.

Last year school fundraisers across the country raised over half a million pounds towards research to help diagnose and treat heart disease.

Jessica Rose, programme manager for school fundraisers at the BHF, said: “Our school fundraisers are a great way to get pupils involved in energetic, heart healthy exercise whilst having fun and raising mony.

“We’re delighted to be offering a school the chance to win a workshop with one of our BHF-funded researchers.

“The money raised will go to help support the seven million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory disease so we can fund more research to keep more families together.”

By signing up to one of these school fundraisers before the end of February 2018 you will automatically be eligible for a chance to win.

The winners will be notified by email by no later than Thursday, May 31 and the workshop will be arranged during the summer term.

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