Newham pupils get heart healthy at UEL’s Sportsdock

Young people are leading the way in raising awareness about how to keep a healthy heart for a new health campaign.

Pupils from four Newham schools were part of a showcase event at the University of East London’s new SportsDock building where they demonstrated skipping, emergency lifesaving skills, cricket, zumba, and they took part in a dodgeball tournament. The Hearty Lives Newham campaign, run by the British Heart Foundation, NHS North East London and the City, and Newham Council, has been educating children on how keep a healthy heart and encouraging more physical activity in schools.

Cllr Clive Furness said: “By working with children and young people now, we can change the health profile of Newham in the future, giving children a real chance of healthy future.”