Students in the zone for physical health

Students in the zone for physical health

A new course at the Wey Valley School will see students study health and personal fitness as part of an exciting initiative with 3d Health and Fitness.  The start of the new academic year has seen the introduction and installation of MyZone equipment to complement the ‘Energise and Educate’ programme at the school’s state of the art Fitness Studio which will support student study and practical self-review of their physical health.

Stuart Heath, Head of PE at the Wey Valley School welcomed the new course for Year 9 students, ‘We have a good number of students who are keen to learn more about health and fitness and how this can benefit wider school studies.  The course, which involves time in the fitness studio and the classroom is a recognised GCSE qualification and will see students learn about different aspects of fitness training both through theory and practical activities with a view to possibly being involved in a career in the health and leisure industry.

Lewis Howe a Year 9 student who has just started the Health and Fitness Qualification said 'I am really looking forward to learning more about the different aspects of health and how to train effectively to improve my fitness levels both for my football with the Southampton Regional Talent squad and also for a possible career as a fitness instructor in the future'.

Nathan Wood, 3d Leisure Centre manager at Wey Valley added, ‘Myzone is an innovative wearable heart rate based system that uses wireless and cloud technology to accurately and conveniently monitor physical activity to motivate and engage with the user. The introduction of Myzone will also include the use of virtual classes from expert instructors online.  We are really pleased to be supporting the school with resources that have been funded through our charitable partners CLSP.  This is our third year in partnership with the Wey Valley School with some outstanding sporting facilities available to the 830 students and also our members who visit before and after school and weekends. The addition of the Myzone system and virtual classes will also benefit the local community users who will be able to also use this technology during the members times in the early mornings and evenings. Mr Wood added, ‘my team and I will be on hand to support the school’s PE team and students with this new course and we hope to see wider educational benefits across other subjects too’.

Mr Paul Norman, Vice Principal at the Wey Valley School and lead on curriculum development commended the partnership between the 3d and Wey Valley adding, ‘Our students are looking forward to this three year course culminating in the Health & Fitness qualification With an excellent range of GCSE and BTEC PE options for our students, the gifted and talented sport programme and a varied extracurricular PE offer, we expect to see our students embrace this new course with a healthy heart and healthy mind and wider learning benefits in school’.

Mark Bremner, Managing Director of 3d Leisure, who initially researched the ‘Energise and Educate’ programme, including visits to schools in the USA added, ‘We wish all the students success with their studies and we trust the superb facilities and Myzone equipment will enable outstanding results academically and physically for all. We firmly believe a health body can lead to a healthy mind’
Fitness Studio and classes at Wey Valley are available with 3d Health and Fitness and further information and interest can be found by contacting the 3d office on 01305 817072 or by visiting the website at  3dhealthandfitness.co.uk/wey-valley