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10th January 2012'A local sports coach is running a new programme called 'Sport to the Beats' with pupils. It is aimed at encouraging the children to undertake more exercise and be healthier. ''�''Location:�Havercroft J&I School,� Cow Lane, Havercroft 'Pictured: Clayton Flower from Sport to the Beat.'PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE
10th January 2012'A local sports coach is running a new programme called 'Sport to the Beats' with pupils. It is aimed at encouraging the children to undertake more exercise and be healthier. ''�''Location:�Havercroft J&I School,� Cow Lane, Havercroft 'Pictured: Clayton Flower from Sport to the Beat.'PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE
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YOUNGSTERS stepped to the beat when they took part in a new exercise craze with a former professional footballer.

Pupils from Havercroft J&I, on Cow Lane, were visited by sportsman Clayton Flower on Tuesday to take part in Sport to the Beat.

The new scheme - which is part of Complete Sport, founded by Mr Flower - is offered to schools across Yorkshire and aims to get them involved in sport and exercise by completing activities to the beat of songs.

They took part in a variety of activities to get their heart rates up, including football, boxing and tennis.

The energetic pupils spent five minutes at each activity and then rotated around.

Lucy Spivey, year four teacher, said her class thoroughly enjoyed it.

She said: “It was really fast-paced and very active for the children.

“They really loved it.”

Programmes are aimed at youngsters from four to 16 years old.

Mr Flower, who has played football for Leeds United and Hull City, said they aimed to develop children’s technical skills, enjoyment & confidence through sport.