Falkirk school community commit to challenge

PE teacher Joanne Cleland says  the challenge can offer something for everyone
PE teacher Joanne Cleland says the challenge can offer something for everyone
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Over 100 people from a Falkirk high school community have signed up for a health and wellbeing challenge.

Last month, pupils, parents and staff from St Mungo’s High were invited to join a 28-day programme of exercise and sensible food choice to make them feel and look better this summer.

The scheme is being run by PE teacher Joanne Cleland who teamed up with popular fitness instructor Russell Fox, author of the 28-day Challenge.

Now, those who have committed to the challenge are half way through and are being kept on the right track by daily tips and invitations to local walk and jog events.

Joanne said: “At our launch night, we had over 150 people which was a mix of parents, pupils and staff.

“Now we have over 100 who have signed up for the challenge which is a really good number.

“We’re now half way through and we’ve had some really positive feedback.

“Since we got the canteen staff involved, the pupils say that they are enjoying the variety they have with the new salad bar and there are signs up all over the school about drinking more water and eating your five fruit and veg portions every day.

“We’ve also organised weekly jogs and walks at Callendar Park so people can get involved.”