Pupils at Hull's Wold Academy get moving for Schools Fitness Week

Pupils at Hull’s Wold Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, have been participating in daily workouts as part of Schools Fitness Week 2018. 

Launched by fitness guru Joe Wicks, also known as The Body Coach, Schools Fitness Week aims to encourage young people to become more active and feel the benefits of regular exercise.  

Throughout the week, pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 joined hundreds of other school children across the country to take part in Joe’s 30-minute, fun, high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts, streamed live on The Body Coach’s YouTube channel at 10am every day.  

Following the sessions, pupils discussed how their bodies reacted to exercise. One pupil said: “My heart is going pump pump pump, and my muscles are getting bigger and stronger!”

As well as encouraging young people to participate in physical activity and sport, pupils focused on the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. A number of classroom sessions were held, where pupils discussed how they need to eat a balanced, healthy diet in order to stay fit and healthy. 

Throughout the week, pupils were also invited to take part in a number of sporting activities, including dance sessions and yoga lessons. 

Janine Carn, Principal at Wold Academy, said: “Taking part in Schools Fitness Week has been a great way to encourage all of our pupils to participate in sport, PE and physical activity. 

“Taking part in Joe Wicks' live workouts has helped us show our pupils that exercise can be fun, and how it can boost their physical fitness and wellbeing.” 

If you would like to find out more about life at Wold Academy, or book a tour of the school, please contact 01482 353 259 703177 or email enquiries@woldacademy.co.uk