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Walking for Health & Not the Plank!

2 August 2013

On Monday 15th July RUCST’s Walking for Health group, sponsored by the Community learning fund, held their penultimate walking session at Cleethorpes.

The group split up into three teams and followed a treasure hunt along the sea front, answering pirate themed questions with cryptic clues to earn points for their team.  

During the challenge the teams made their way around a maize where they had to find golden doubloons which had been hidden. The team who collected the most coins collected extra points towards the team challenge.  The group also participated in team games and activities throughout the day, finishing off with a game of Volley Ball on the beach.

The project was a ten week programme designed to develop basic skills in planning and designing walking routes whilst considering potential dangers and risks.  The programme developed basic knowledge of map reading and orientation skills and also gave learners an insight into the resources that are available for planning routes using the internet.  During the sessions the group also gained important information into what constitutes a healthy diet and why we need to exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.

The group thoroughly enjoyed the programme and have gained valuable skills and knowledge around health and exercise.

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