Youngsters show they have got heart

Tiger Heart Beats programme
Tiger Heart Beats programme

Youngsters are learning how to be kind to their hearts as part of a lifestyle project championed by rugby league bosses.

Castleford Tigers Trust has been teaching pupils about how to make healthy choices as part of the Tiger Heart Beats programme.

Pupils aged nine and ten years old from Castleford Park Junior and Kippax North Junior schools have been taking part in the scheme which includes interactive classroom workshops, exercise and rugby skills sessions.

Alex Green, community manager at the Tigers Trust, said: “Our aim is to engage pupils with lifestyle messages they will never forget.

“In the few months the project has been running we have received fantastic feedback and schools are beginning to approach us, having heard about the project.”

The project is run in conjunction with Heart Research UK as part of their Healthy Heart initiative.

Barbara Harpham, national director for the charity, said: “Children need to be educated about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and projects like this are a great way of focusing on heart health in a fun and interactive way.”