Healthy heart and healthy mind will paid dividends in the classroom!

Healthy heart and healthy mind will paid dividends in the classroom!

A new qualification for September 2018 based on health and fitness, has been launched at the Wey Valley School in Weymouth.  In partnership with 3d leisure, who operate the gym at the school for community use, the school will be applying the principles of 3d's Energise and Educate programme with a number of Year 9 students to; increase fitness levels and so improve self-confidence, self-esteem and importantly academic results.   Students will study elements of sports science and health whilst taking part in a series of fitness programmes using Myzone heart rate monitoring equipment, kindly provided to the school by Community Leisure Services Partnership a charity that 3d work with.

Marie Claridge, Head of PE said, ‘I'm really excited about this new opportunity for our students, where we expect to see the wider benefits of health and fitness in all aspects of classroom learning.  The course will run through Years 9 to 11, resulting in a level 2 qualification that students can then take on into 6th form or College’.

 

Mark Bremner, Managing Director of 3d who has championed the programme, welcomed the launch ‘3d established a partnership with the school back in 2016 and having visited schools in the USA who have embraced the Energise and Educate programme, I was able to see outstanding evidence in schools and get feedback from staff and students on the wider benefits of fitter children leading to healthy minds in the classroom’.  Mr Bremner also commented, ‘Wey Valley school has a fantastic gym, with over 50 pieces of cardio and strength equipment along with 2 exercise studios for pupils to use and I am really pleased that CLSP can offer the heart rate  kit . I am confident that this programme and qualification will translate into wider academic achievement for these students’.

 

Ms Sara Adams, Principal at the Wey Valley School also welcomed this new initiative, 'this new qualification will support the school's Sports College legacy and will accompany other new courses, such as animal care, starting this September.  This will be a further excellent development of school partnership with 3d leisure'.

The new gym and studios was opened in September 2016 and is available to members of the public after 4 pm and weekends. For more information go to www. 3dhealthandfitness.co.uk/weymouth-club/ or phone 01305 817072.