Helping to dodge future heart problems

Pupils at Kings Priory School taking part in their dodgeball tournament.
Pupils at Kings Priory School taking part in their dodgeball tournament.
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Youngsters put their hearts into a competition to raise money for charity.

Kings Priory School, in Tynemouth, held a dodgeball tournament as part of the British Heart Foundation’s campaign to make youngsters aware of the dangers of not looking after our hearts, while raising money for the cause.

Pupils in Year 7 and 8 each paid 50p to enter, and were challenged to raise as much money as they could for the British Heart Foundation.

So far, more than £500 has been raised with more donations still coming in.

Beth Clarke, a Year 8 pupil, said: “Exercising your heart keeps you healthy and fit.”

Fellow Year 8 pupil Amelia Gates added: “It was great fun so we didn’t really think of it as anything extra we have to do.”

A school spokesperson said: “This has been a truly fantastic effort by our pupils, and we are hopeful of achieving an even higher final total to support the British Heart Foundation and the wonderful work they do.”