Pupils from St Matthew’s Academy visit Sports Science Team

Pupils and teachers from St Matthew’s Academy, Saltcoats, visited the School of Life Sciences in May 2018. Dr Ron Baxendale and the Sports Science team welcomed 24 pupils from S1 and S2 to the sports laboratories in the West Medical Building.

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Following an introductory talk, the group took part in a series of fitness assessments and body measurements to gauge their physical condition. Over the next few weeks, the pupils will take part an additional hour of physical activity every day, before returning to the lab next month to compare results.

St Matthew’s PE department tweeted: “The pupils had a great experience. Hopefully we’ll have some positive results when we’re back in a few weeks’ time!”

First published: 26 June 2018