Swan Christian College students keeping fit with early-morning clubs


The Swan Christian Cycling Club get together every Tuesday to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Left to right: Ben Dallin, Stefanie Van Amerongen (Midland Cycles),
Cooper Bates, Oliver Tyler, Mitchell Spencer, Nicholas Bolt, Kye Schorer and Peter Bolt.
The Swan Christian Cycling Club get together every Tuesday to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Left to right: Ben Dallin, Stefanie Van Amerongen (Midland Cycles), Cooper Bates, Oliver Tyler, Mitchell Spencer, Nicholas Bolt, Kye Schorer and Peter Bolt.

SWAN Christian College students have been in training to keep fit, with the school running early-morning fitness clubs.

The classes, which are aimed at students, staff and parents, have been run in collaboration with local businesses Midland Cycle and The Athlete’s Foot, who have offered incentives for distances completed by students.

The students take part in a weekly cycling club and running club, and are offered vouchers for each 100km they complete.

Swan Christian head of health, sport and physical education Ben Allsop said it was about getting out in the community and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

“The clubs have been received well. They started off small, but have gradually grown,” he said.

“It’s great for the students to get out in their local community, get involved with local small businesses and get fit.

“Before school starts the groups are provided with a good breakfast to set them up for the day.

“It’s all part of a program of study at the college designed to offer a wide range of physical activities for students of all abilities.”

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