A group of Public Services students are upping the pace for their course after taking part in National Fitness Day.

Highbury College Public Services's students working out on mats

The Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma Public Services students kicked off their day with a socially-distanced fitness class to celebrate the role that physical activity plays in the nation’s health and wellbeing.

Student Grace Scannell said: “Doing physical fitness sessions as part of my course is important because it’s good for your own health and it also motivates you in the mornings before you do academic work. I enjoyed this session because I feel like I’ve accomplished something.”

National Fitness Day is the most active day of the year and is designed to encourage people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to come together to celebrate the fun of fitness.

Public Services Lecturer and Former Army Physical Training Instructor Chris Stead said: “Developing our students’ fitness is a fundamental part of preparing them for a successful career in public services. Sports and fitness classes may be part and parcel of our courses, but events like National Fitness Day are a great way push our students even further. Maintaining an active lifestyle is also really important as it supports your mental health as well as improving overall physical strength."

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  • Date 23/09/2020