The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s Science students offered health checks at the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships (NJIRC) on Friday 17 March at the iconic Sporting venue Lea Valley Athletics Stadium.
The National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships, organised by London Youth Rowing is their annual flagship event where schools and colleges across the UK attend to compete. NJIRC is the largest indoor junior rowing event in the world and it’s the chance for many young rowers to enter their first competition. With no overall winner, the rowers were categorized into year groups, and competed for their schools in provisional and final races, with winners in each year group.
The Level 1 and Level 3 Science students from the Enfield and Tottenham centres carried out blood pressure tests. Using a blood pressure monitor the students checked blood pressure and heart beats per minute. The students gave great advice to the young aspiring athletes if their blood pressure and heart rate was low, average or high. The students also did lung functioning tests by measuring the lungs air capacity using peak flow tubes. The students used a peak flow meter to do this giving advice to visitors on their lungs capacity and how well their lungs can push out air.
Saeema Khatri, Level 3 Science student (pictured above bottom, third left) said: “I enjoyed the day. I want to get into Science so it was a great opportunity to get work experience, measuring the visitors’ blood pressure and giving them health advice”.
Shoheb Payandeh, Level 3 Science student (pictured above left) said: “This was my first time doing health checks at a busy event. It was good experience to do a practical activity on the visitors of different ages measuring their heart rates and blood pressures”.
Head of School, Engineering & Science, Asif Khan, said: “Work experience is an essential aspect of study at CONEL and we were delighted to be able to provide this for our students today as many of them want to work in health related industries. We also really enjoyed the event watching hundreds of excited young people competing on the indoor rowing machines.”
- Last Updated: 09 April 2018