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Higher Openshaw Community School were provided almost £10,000 of the Sports Premium Grant to improve the provision of PE at their school.

EDUCATION

Having looked at the many ways in which this grant could be used, their strategy was to invest part of the funding into outdoor gym equipment. The school were required to source quality assured, safe equipment for pupils and so they chose to work with Fresh Air Fitness

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The Challenge

Higher Openshaw Community School wanted to install the gym into a small area of unused ground between a larger field where the pupils regularly play football and other sports and the school building. Not only did they require a gym that could be used during PE lessons, but also for break-times and after school sports clubs and holiday clubs.

The Solution

Working with the school's PE coordinator, we developed a range of fitness equipment that would burn energy and enhance the cardiovascular health of the children. This included the Double Air Walker, 2 x Arm and Pedal Bikes and 2 x Elliptical Cross Trainers for cardiovascular training, strengthening the heart and toning the muscles across the entire body. In just 2 days the equipment was installed at the school using a layout that would encourage motivation, interaction and fun. Each piece can be used in a variety of ways. Pupils can focus on using the whole body, building cardio strength and stamina, or focus on legs, arms or core separately, building tone and muscle strength.

The Results

“Pupils in school now have the opportunity to participate in a much wider variety of sports both on site and off site” “Outdoor Gym equipment is helping to reduce levels of obesity and sedentary lifestyles of many of our pupils” “To ensure that any improvements become sustainable the Equipment is timetabled for every break-time and integrated into PE lessons on a weekly basis”

Good quality equipment. Excellent customer service. Installation team efficient and friendly. We chose bespoke pieces to suit our requirements.

B MULLIS, BUSINESS MANAGER

Our Outdoor Gym equipment is helping to reduce levels of obesity and sedentary lifestyles of many of our pupils

B MULLIS, BUSINESS MANAGER

To ensure that any improvements become sustainable the Equipment is timetabled for every break-time and integrated into PE lessons on a weekly basis

B MULLIS, BUSINESS MANAGER

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Reducing levels of obesity & sedentary lifestyles

The gym is already providing numerous benefits

  • The facility is being used during PE lessons, complementing the curriculum, and as part of general break time.
  • Improved physical literacy, social interaction and confidence in the use of adult style exercise equipment.
  • The Outdoor Gym equipment is already helping to reduce levels of obesity and sedentary lifestyles of many of the pupils.
  • Pupils are developing balance, co-ordination, building agility, cardiovascular and muscular strength.
  • Pupils have fun with unstructured use at break times and use their imagination to envisage all kinds of adventures.
  • With a 25 years guarantee, the new gym has provided an additional PE and sports facility that will be used by hundreds of children, benefiting pupils who already attend the school and those joining the school in future years.

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