Scotch College students wear red socks for the Heart Foundation

Scotch College students Scott Smith, Brandon Poole, Ben Parker and Oscar Grant.
Scotch College students Scott Smith, Brandon Poole, Ben Parker and Oscar Grant.

THERE were 80 pairs of red socks worn across three sports fields at the Scotch College Heart Foundation Winter Sports Round earlier this month that raised $230 for the Heart Foundation.

The football, soccer and hockey players battled it out against Wesley College winning all but the hockey match with players wearing red socks organised by Vice Captain of School (Service) Luke Beeson.

Brochures on heart checks, prevention of heart disease and signs of a heart attack were given to spectators during the matches as part of Scotch College’s partnership with the Heart Foundation that will ensure students are informed about the impact and prevention of heart disease.

Scotch College Director of Community and Service David Kyle said the strategic alliance between the college and the Heart Foundation allowed students to serve others and upskill to allow them to become active and engaged citizens.

“By continuing to ensure they are trained in CPR and the use of defibrillators, alongside other first aid skills, our students and staff are ready to give help when required,” Mr Kyle said.

“We also like to ensure our students are well informed and aware of health issues and that they can look to be a part of the efforts to improve this aspect of our community.”