Britain’s most successful gymnast, Beth Tweddle, is supporting us to help promote heart healthy lifestyles in schools.
The triple Gold medallist visited the King’s Junior School in Chester where she highlighted the importance of physical activity and heart health in young people.
Beth led practical workshops for pupils and emphasised the benefits of our events Jump Rope For Heart and Ultimate Dodgeball in promoting healthy exercise whilst raising money for our life saving research.
The GB star said: "It’s fantastic for students to take part in physical activity that is fun, rewarding and heart healthy. By signing up to a BHF skipping or dodgeball event pupils can enjoy some healthy exercise, raise money for their school, and help power life saving research into heart disease."
Our Jump Rope for Heart and Ultimate Dodgeball games give children the opportunity to take part in exercise, whilst raising money for us. The schemes also allows schools and youth groups to keep 20% of the money they have raised, which they can put towards new equipment and resources to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Simon Malone, Head Teacher at the King’s Junior School in Chester said: "It is such an honour to have Beth at our school, promoting the benefits of heart health through physical exercise. It’s fantastic to see so many children active and happy and the British Heart Foundation is a brilliant way to encourage physical activity whilst raising money for life saving research and your school at the same time."
Get your school or group involved
Sign your school or youth group up to take on either Jump Rope for Heart or Ultimate Dodgeball. Both offer a fun and exciting way to get children involved in physical activity.