Rochdale Hornets Sporting Foundation teamed up with State of Mind to deliver a successful session in two of the town's high schools.
Rochdale Hornets Sporting Foundation welcomed State of Mind to high schools in the town recently to show the positive effect exercise has on mental health.
The sessions took place at St Anne’s Academy and Matthew Moss High School as former Hornets star Danny Sculthorpe delivered a talk to students in both year 10 and 11, with his battles with depression well document.
That has driven him on to helping others though, as he is an ambassador for the State of Mind charity.
Following that community coach Kirsty Crehan took over with some rugby skills to get the children active.
Prior to the exercise, pupils took part in mental and physical tests which were re-taken after their physical session.
That showed the improvements that exercise can have on your state of mind and mental health, with Community Manager Alan Kilshaw praising the programme and its delivery.
“The State of Mind programme has proven again to be hugely popular amongst teachers and children,” he commented.
“We have targeted specific groups in schools with guidance from teachers, and with Kirsty’s delivery we have seen good results.”