Whiteley schoolkids get fit!

The Meadowside Centre and Team Elite have joined forces to host a government supported programme that will benefit the children of Whiteley. The 'adopt a school' campaign encourages them to participate in regular physical activities and lead an active lifestyle.

'Adopt a school' with Norwich Union is a national campaign run by the Fitness Industry Association (FIA) to link leisure centres and health clubs to local primary schools.

The scheme, held at the Meadowside Centre in Whiteley, will see children from Whiteley Primary School taking part in activities such as step aerobics, hockey, football, table tennis, team games and many more. The move from primary to secondary school has been recognised as a stage where children are at their less active, and the scheme will concentrate on 10-year-old, Key Stage 2 students.

'Adopt a school' will be taking place across the country this year, with thousands of schools linking with the 1,600 fitness facilities that are members of the FIA.

The school is paired with the Meadowside Centre in association with Team Elite, a children's sports provider. The Meadowside Centre, run by Winchester City Council, is providing the facilities free, while Team Elite is supplying instructors at no charge.

The programme will run every Monday for 5 weeks, starting on 14 March and running until the 25 April, excluding Easter holidays.

If you have any questions about the programme please call Team Elite on 0845 658 9800 or the Meadowside Centre on 01489 577 464.