BP Initiative @ Schools

Risk factors contributing to cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as high blood pressure, obesity, physical inactivity and diabetes, have roots in childhood. Inculcating healthy habits in children helps prevent the onset of these risk factors later in life. Singapore Heart Foundation strongly believes that educating and empowering the young is critical in the prevention of CVD.

The BP Initiative @ Schools is a complimentary programme specially designed for Upper Primary (P5 & P6) and Lower Secondary (Sec 1 & 2) students to inculcate the importance of having good blood pressure readings in their lives and promote healthier living to their families. In this 1-hour programme, students undergo a blood pressure awareness talk and a practical session on using a BP monitor.

Objectives
At the end of the programme, the students will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of good heart health through knowing their BP numbers
  2. Make healthier food choices and lead an active lifestyle
  3. Advocate healthy lifestyle by sharing BP information within their family and school communities

Programme Highlights

  • Hands-on session for each student to measure their blood pressure
  • Students will be able to bring home a BP monitor for a day to share their knowledge and skills with their families. (For primary school only)

Programme Benefits

  • An interdisciplinary study between the Health Education topic on Growth & Health (for Pri Sch) / Food & Consumer Education (for Sec Sch), and the Science topic on human circulatory system
  • Develops students to be concerned citizens who are equipped with the essential knowledge and skills to improve the health of their communities
  • Effective learning through informative and interactive hands-on blood pressure training

Programme Structure

Type of Learning (Choose ONE only)
1-hour educational talk on blood pressure, inclusive of a hands-on session* on blood pressure measurement
On-site training (Facilitated by SHF staff)

  • Training to be conducted by SHF staff
  • Hands-on session* for each student to measure their blood pressure
Blended learning (Facilitated by class teachers)

  • Pre-recorded training slides
  • Hands-on session*: SHF will arrange for delivery and collection of blood pressure monitors. Session to be conducted by teachers.

Safe Management Measures for COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Class-based training to avoid the intermingling of students from different classes.
  • SHF Staff sanitises all blood pressure monitors before distribution to school.

* Schools can continue with hands-on sessions with the stated precautionary measures or opt to do a class demonstration.

Bring these benefits to your school and students now – join us in building a heart-healthier nation! Register here today. For any enquiries, please email [email protected] or call 6321 8636/51.

List of Primary Schools that have taken part in the programme

Admiralty Primary School Evergreen Primary School Methodist Girls’ School St Gabriel’s Primary School
Ahmad Ibrahim Primary School Farrer Park Primary School Nan Chiau Primary School St Margaret’s Primary School
Ai Tong School Fengshan Primary School Naval Base Primary School Tampines North Primary School
Anchor Green Primary School Frontier Primary School New Town Primary School Tampines Primary School
Ang Mo Kio Primary School Fuchun Primary School Northland Primary School Teck Ghee Primary School
Angsana Primary School Gan Eng Seng Primary School Pasir Ris Primary School Teck Whye Primary School
Bedok Green Primary School Gongshang Primary School Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Primary)

Telok Kurau Primary School
Bukit Panjang Primary School Greenridge Primary School Pei Tong Primary School Townsville Primary School
Bukit View Primary School Henry Park Primary School Pioneer Primary School Unity Primary School
Canberra Primary School Holy Innocents’ Primary School Poi Ching School Wellington Primary School
Canossa Convent Primary School Hong Wen School Punggol Primary School West Grove Primary School
Catholic High School Horizon Primary School Qifa Primary School West View Primary School
CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace Hougang Primary School Qihua Primary School Westwood Primary School
Chongfu School Jiemin Primary School Radin Mas Primary School White Sands Primary School
Chua Chu Kang Primary School Juying Primary School Raffles Girls’ Primary School Woodgrove Primary School
Clementi Primary School Keming Primary School Rivervale Primary School Woodlands Ring Primary School
Compassvale Primary School Kheng Cheng School Rosyth School Xinmin Primary School
Concord Primary School Kong Hwa School Rulang Primary School Xishan Primary School
Coral Primary School Krangji Primary School Sembawang Primary School Yangzheng Primary School
Damai Primary School Lakeside Primary School Seng Kang Primary School Yishun Primary School
Dazhong Primary School Loyang Primary School Shuqun Primary School Zhangde Primary School
Edgefield Primary School

Maris Stella High Si Ling Primary School Zhenghua Primary School
Endeavour Primary School Mee Toh School Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (Primary) Zhonghua Primary School
Eunos Primary School Meridian Primary School South View Primary School