Clyde Valley High

GOOD HEART . . . Clyde Valley High pupils Emily Collins, Gary Torrance and Kirsty McKiddie proudly display the school's certificate of participation in the Jump Rope for Heart fitness programme.
GOOD HEART . . . Clyde Valley High pupils Emily Collins, Gary Torrance and Kirsty McKiddie proudly display the school's certificate of participation in the Jump Rope for Heart fitness programme.

GOOD HEART . . . Clyde Valley High pupils Emily Collins, Gary Torrance and Kirsty McKiddie proudly display the school’s certificate of participation in the Jump Rope for Heart fitness programme.

Over several weeks all S1 pupils practised, and improved, their skipping skills before embarking upon a sponsored skipping session under the watchful eye of David Sommerville of the PE department.

Before getting involved in any of the physically demanding sessions, all of the pupils learned of the huge health benefits that regular exercise brings, especially in relation to combating heart disease.

PE staff used information packs provided by the BHF, the promoters of the Jump Rope for Heart campaign.

Headteacher Ian Sommerville said: “I really want to congratulate all of our first year skippers.

“We’ve been involved in the Jump Rope initiative for several years and the £903 total these children have raised is by far the highest total we’ve ever raised.

“We know the British Heart Foundation will put that money to great use in promoting healthy lifestyles for everyone.”

For a full round-up of news from Clyde Valley High and the other schools in our area see this week’s Motherwell Times or Bellshill Speaker.