Health - Basketball rocks

25th September 2009 at 01:00

Professional basketball players are visiting schools to help improve pupils' health.

Jump2it, a Scotland-wide initiative by the Scottish Sports Futures charity and basketball team the Scottish Rocks, sees the players talk about smoking, nutrition and physical fitness, while providing an introduction to the sport. Participating schools can also take part in a basketball tournament, with the final played on the Rocks' court at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow.

The scheme has just arrived in Aberdeen for a six-week stint, where 10 schools are each receiving a "road show" - a half-day in-school session focusing on health - and six hour-long coaching sessions.

The health and citizenship programme is funded by the Scottish Government's Cash-Back for Communities scheme, which uses money recovered from criminals.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now