We thought that writing poems on keeping the heart healthy and planning and writing heart healthy recipes would form excellent themes for a school lesson on a number of subject areas.
At Healthy Heart Poetry events, the children have the opportunity to read their poems from a published Anthology, and Healthy Heart Awards are presented to participating schools.
The healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust established Healthy Heart Poetry in partnership with the Hippocrates Initiative. The aim of the Healthy Heart Poetry initiative is to encourage interest among children of all ages in lifestyle that helps to keep the heart healthy.
There is an annual Healthy Heart Poetry event at which the Healthy Heart Poetry Anthology is launched, the children have the opportunity to read their poems from the published Anthology, and Healthy Heart Awards are presented to participating schools.
The 2014 Healthy Heart Poetry event took place in London on 4th December and included the launch by poets Wendy French and Rebecca Goss of the Love your Heart anthology of poems on the heart by children for children, presentation of Healthy Heart Awards to 19 schools, and readings by poet Lynne Hjelmgaard from Dannie Abse’s final collection Speak Old Parrot.