School pupils in Rochford will soon be able learn how to improve their health by taking part in Southend United’s highly successful Blues Bodycare Programme.
Delivered by the Football Club’s award winning Community & Educational Trust, in partnership with Rochford District Council, the Blues Bodycare Primary Schools Programme will be visiting eight different schools across the district to teach pupils the benefits of exercise and how to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.
Dale Spiby, Chief Executive of Southend United Community & Educational Trust said: “We are delighted that Rochford District Council has provided support to this award winning programme.
“With the Olympics soon set to grip the nation, this is the perfect opportunity to engage the young people of Rochford and encourage good practice which will ultimately lead a healthier lifestyle.”
Rochford District Council’s Head of Community Services, Jeremy Bourne said: “The Council is committed to encouraging young people in the District to get involved in trying different sports and activities.
We are pleased to welcome Southend United Community & Educational Trust’s Blues Bodycare Programme back to the District and hope the schoolchildren involved learn more about leading a healthy lifestyle”.
Beginning in 2007, the Blues Bodycare Programme has worked with thousands of children, young people and adults throughout south east Essex.
Pupils in Rochford will be participating in the Primary Schools Programme, a five week initiative that is linked to the school curriculum with an Olympic feel. Each week will see the children learn about important aspects of their health and well being, including how exercise affects the heart, breathing and how the body changes during exercise, the importance of a balanced diet and also the ability to identify muscles and understand how they work.
To find out how your school can be involved call Ben Duncan on 01702 341351 or alternatively email him at firstname.lastname@example.org