£75,000 for Healthy Campus Project

Keele has been awarded £75,000 by Sport England to help its staff and students get fit through a healthy campus project. The aim of the project, launched at the leisure centre this week, is to encourage people to take part in a minimum of three 30 minute sessions of sport and active recreation every week.

The wide range of activities provided for staff and students includes salsa aerobics, yoga, archery, squash, table tennis, boxercise and belly dancing. Classes will take place at lunch times and before and after work. The scheme is open to all staff, students and Science Park members, and their families. Participants can also count off-campus sport and recreation towards their 3x30 goal and progress will be assessed at regular intervals.

The funding, which will be split over three years, will also go towards providing new sporting equipment, cycle lockers, newsletters and extending the opening hours of Keele's leisure facilities.

Leisure Centre Manager, Angela Dale, said: 'This is a fantastic opportunity for students and staff at Keele to move towards a healthier lifestyle. We want to get as many people as possible involved in some form of regular exercise using the extensive sport and recreational facilities at the University."

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