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.

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