2015 Healthy Heart Awards

The healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust created these awards for schools and colleges. The challenge for the 'Healthy Heart Awards' is to develop ideas for an educational ‘Healthy Heart’ game. The aim of the awards is to engage young and older school and college students from around the world in the health of their hearts.

2014 Healthy Heart Awards - entries now open: deadline  15th October, 2015

Further information about entries to the 2014 Healthy Heart Awards.

The 2015 Healthy Heart Awards will be announced on 5th December 2015 in London at a Symposium on Health of the Heart organized by the Cardiovascular Research Trust and schools are welcome to attend.

For further information on submitting entries and attending the Symposium please email us.

Entries should consist of original material and could include:

• a logo

• pictures and names for suggested characters

• text and images for and about:

- helpful messages about health and the heart

- favourite sports and activities

- healthy foods and how they can help the heart

- unhealthy things to avoid

- how unhealthy things can harm the heart

- heart problems

- questions and quizzes

  • a poem about keeping the heart healthy
  • outlines for moving picture sequences for games to link any of the above
  • other ideas you think could add to an educational ‘Healthy heart’ game

2 part lesson plan

Download Lesson plan part 1

Download Lesson plan part 2

Download outline of the body

Download body outline with simple heart in place

Download body outline with anatomical heart in place

Download Healthy Heart Quiz

Award winning schools and colleges will have their entries developed into an ‘app’ to help children and young people around the world to find out more about the heart and how to keep it as healthy as possible.

Closing date: 5pm GMT - 15th October, 2015

A school or college may submit more than one entry.

Entries must be submitted by a named member of school staff on behalf of the entering student or class.

Entries should be submitted electronically as e-documents or scanned files of original graphics.

For information on submitting your entry to the 2014 Awards, email

Read about the 2013 Healthy Heart Awards

See YouTube videos of examples of Healthy Heart Poetry by schools from our 2013 Healthy Heart Awards:

Little Red Balloon: from Chevening C.E. Primary School - read by Raphael Shirley

Heart or Else: heart poem from Chevening C.E. Primary School read by Raphael Shirley

Healthy Heart Poem during Assembly - performed by Year 6Ws at Dulwich Hamlet Junior School

email the organisers.

2013 Healthy Heart Awards

The 2013 Healthy Heart Awards were awarded to

- Chevening CE Primary School in Kent

- Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School in Lambeth

- Dulwich Hamlet Junior School in Southwark

- St Nicholas CE Primary School in Chislehurst.

2013 Healthy Heart Awards

The Awards were presented in London on Thursday 5th December 2013 by Mediterranean diet researcher Professor Ramón Estruch from Barcelona.

2011 Healthy Heart Awards

The inaugural 2011 ‘Healthy Heart Awards’ were announced at a Symposium on Exercise and Cardiovascular Health in organised in London by the Cardiovascular Research Trust.

  • The overall 2011 award went to the Enterprise Club of the Joseph Leckie CTC, Walsall.
  • Best primary school entry went to Forsbrook Primary school , Stoke-on-Trent.
  • There was also a 'highly commended' award for Hill West Primary School , Sutton Coldfield.

Teacher Emma Hindmarch from Forsbrook said " The children really enjoyed working in groups on this and researching good and bad things about the heart. It was also a fun way to revise their science."


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