Healthy Heart Grant

Heart Research UK and Subway have teamed up to give out ‘Healthy Heart’ grants. These grants go to projects which focus on heart health within the community. Earlier this year we were lucky enough to receive one of these grants.

We used this grant to to add another pathology specimen to our STEM Pod and – you guessed it – we chose a heart to give our visitors a better understanding of how the heart is structured, how this relates to its function, and what coronary heart disease looks like.

With Heart Research UK’s support we also invited East London primary schools to see our Pod Experience and In a Heartbeat show for free. In a Heartbeat aims to teach visitors about their heart and how their lifestyle can affect heart health. After these sessions we have been distributing activity cards and information sheets in English and Bengali to encourage further heart health discussions at home.

Watch this video, narrated by our very own Head of Learning- Duncan McMillan, to find out more.

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