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World Heart Day

World Heart Day started in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year and the numbers are rising.

In 2012, the whole Primary 5 cohort attended a Blood Pressure Monitor Programme by Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF). After the programme, P5 pupils each brought home a heart rate monitor to measure their family’s blood pressure as well as to spread the message of having a healthy lifestyle.

A further step was undertaken by 30 P5 pupils when they volunteered to measure the blood pressure for members of the public. Thus, collaboration between AGPS, SHF and Anchorvale CC was carried out on 29 September 2012.

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