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Keeping the charity ball rolling

Keeping the charity ball rolling Keeping the charity ball rolling
Updated: 10:01 am, May 07, 2015

STUDENTS who ducked and dived for charity will put their fitness to the test again in aid of research.

Woodfield Academy pupils raised more than £1,400 for the British Heart Foundation in a dodge ball competition organised by teacher Irfan Khawaja.

But now they will face a new challenge as part of a scheme by the school to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

About 120 pupils from all year groups can take part in a study measuring physical activity levels over the school year.

Each will wear a Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS watch with a chest strap measuring their heart rate and will be given the opportunity to analyse their physical activity levels and compare their performances across all three school terms.

Mr Khawaja, research leader, said: “Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS watches are some of the latest technological advances to hit Woodfield Academy and utilising this technology links in to many aspects of the curriculum, particularly science, ICT and physical education.”

Headteacher Steve Bond, said: “This is a fabulous opportunity for our pupils and for Woodfield. It is exciting to participate in cutting edge research, which has captured the imagination of our children.”