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Fri 12th Apr

Pedal Power Challenge

Fitzalan Health Fair

Fitzalan High School have held their annual Health Fair for year 9 students, encouraging them to think about their health and well- being and to consider careers in medicine and health related sectors.

The fair consisted of a number of health-related organisations coming together to provide information and support to pupils on health issues that may affect them and their families. There were a range of activities and information stalls that engaged students to think and learn about mental health, sexual health, nutrition and diet, exercise and the effects of drugs and alcohol.

Taff’s Community Investment Officers James & Sophie attended the event with Taff Volunteer Ahad, who delivered the ‘Pedal Power Challenge’ to students with Pedal Emporium. With a modified bicycle that converts pedal power to electricity students were engaged into thinking about their electricity usage alongside their health.

Caz from the Pedal Emporium, who built the Pedal Power Challenge bike, explained to the students that a television required around 140 watts of power, whilst a blender used around 300 watts.

It got very competitive throughout the day with Fitzalan students all trying to set the highest score and beat their friends. The most power generated was around 345 watts, enough to power three laptops!

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