St Christopher’s Senior School celebrated World Heart Day on Thursday 27 September, in lieu of 29 September.
The aim of the day is to promote a healthy lifestyle. This year’s message was to ‘make a promise’ to yourself to eat more healthily, be more active and be aware of the effects of smoking!’
The PE department were delighted to help promote this message and it is really exciting to see this event grow in popularity each year. This year’s event was our biggest so far, with over four hundred students taking part! We were lucky to have Niki Osborne and her team from @bahrainbootcamps join us again this year. We had Anna leading the Zumba party, Matthew putting the students through their paces in a fitness circuit and Artrail coaching a group through a tough boxing workout! Niki also organised a Tug of War rope competition which brought out the fun competitive nature between the staff and the students, although it turned out that the students were much stronger than the staff!
The idea behind the day was to show students that there are many ways to be active. Students could take participate in football and rugby challenges organised by our Sparta coaches, Leon, Ryan and Gareth, as well as a rowing challenge to see how far as they could row in a minute. A team from Al Kindi Specialised Hospital offered health checks and following the health test, the dietician advised both staff and students how to become healthier and look after their heart. Thank you to everyone who took part and to the student Sports Leaders and staff and coaches.
The PE Department hopes that the day has encouraged students and staff to be more active and to follow a healthier diet.