CASTLEFORD Tigers’ stars will be visiting primary schools across the district in a bid to improve the heart health of local children.
The ‘Tiger Heart Beats Project’, run by the Tigers Trust, aims to get year five pupils thinking about their health through activities and games.
Interactive sessions will include exercise and rugby skills, information about the heart and discussions about cigarettes and alcohol. There will also be the opportunity to join players in a special match day experience at the Tigers’ stadium.
The trust is working in partnership with Heart Research UK, which is supporting the programme with a £9,700 Healthy Heart grant.
Alexandra Green, Tigers Trust community manager, said: “Our aim is to engage pupils with lifestyle messages they will never forget, and with the help of professional rugby players from Tigers I’m sure it will be a great success.
“We would once again like to thank Heart Research UK for this wonderful opportunity.”