Win a workshop with a British Heart Foundation researcher for your school
Sign up to one of the charity’s schools fundraisers to be in for a chance to win
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering schools across the UK the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime interactive workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to teach pupils about what the heart does and how it works.
The competition is open to all primary and secondary schools and is simple to enter. All schools need to do is sign up to take part in one of the BHF’s school fundraisers; Jump Rope for Heart or Ultimate Dodgeball before midnight on Tuesday 28 February 2017*.
The BHF runs two school fundraising initiatives which show children how keeping fit and maintaining a healthy heart through exercise can be fun. The money raised will go towards the BHF’s life saving research and schools can also keep 20% of the money raised to put towards new equipment and resources to promote a healthy lifestyle for pupils.
Schools can choose to take part in either of the following fundraisers:
- Ultimate Dodgeball: The BHF’s popular sporting challenge provides participating schools with over £30 worth of free dodgeballs when they raise money for the BHF. Schools also receive an organiser’s pack with lesson plans to make it easier for teachers to teach pupils how to play dodgeball and help create a fun and successful event.
- Jump Rope for Heart: The BHF’s skipping challenge provides participating schools with over £100 worth of free skipping ropes when they raise money for the BHF. They also receive an organiser’s pack with lesson plans to help teachers introduce skipping either through the PE curriculum, the playground at lunchtime or in after school clubs.
In the UK, one in every 180 babies is diagnosed with congenital heart disease – an average of 12 per day. The money raised by Ultimate Dodgeball and Jump Rope for Heart goes towards powering research to help prevent, diagnose and treat heart disease.
Jessica Rose, Programme Manager for Jump Rope for Heart and Ultimate Dodgeball at the BHF, said: “Our school fundraisers are a great way to get pupils involved in energetic, heart healthy exercise whilst having fun and raising money for life saving research.
“We’re delighted to be offering a school the chance to win a workshop with one of our BHF-funded researchers, who work tirelessly to help fight heart disease
“We’re calling on teachers across the country to get involved and sign their school up to Jump Rope for Heart or Ultimate Dodgeball to receive a free organiser’s pack and lesson plans with everything they’ll need to arrange a successful event.
“The money raised will go on to support the 7 million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory disease so we can fund more research to keep more families together.”
By signing up to Jump Rope for Heart or Ultimate Dodgeball before the end of February 2017 you will automatically be eligible for a chance to win. The winners will be notified by email by no later than Friday 31 March 2017 and the workshop will be arranged during the Summer Term.
For more information on Jump Rope for Heart or Ultimate Dodgeball and be in for a chance to win, sign up for free by visiting www.bhf.org.uk/schools
About the BHF:
For over 50 years we’ve pioneered research that’s transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. Our work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease. But so many people still need our help. From babies born with life-threatening heart problems to the many Mums, Dads and Grandparents who survive a heart attack and endure the daily battles of heart failure. Join our fight for every heartbeat in the UK. Every pound raised, minute of your time and donation to our shops will help make a difference to people’s lives