PLAY FITNESS BLOG

Outdoor gym adds “new dimension” to activities

SPORTS activities at two Gateshead schools have been boosted by lottery funding. Dryden School and Hill Top School, who together form the Dryden and Hill Top Learning Federation, were each awarded £10,000 from the Awards for All scheme. Both schools used the cash to buy outdoor gym equipment to encourage pupils, who have a range […]

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Sensory boost for autistic pupils

A SCHOOL is using outdoor gym equipment to meet the sensory needs of pupils with autism and other learning difficulties. Gibside School, in Whickham, Gateshead, enlisted the help of Play Fitness in creating a space that would help children with their proprioception, as well support active play. Several activity stations have now been installed at […]

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Entrepreneur opens school outdoor gym

Entrepreneur Mark Earnden has officially opened the outdoor gym at Park View School in South Shields. The school was granted £10,000 from the Big Lottery (Awards for All) for the new equipment, supplied and installed by Play Fitness. It features a chest push, leg press and body twist and will be used by students between […]

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Making play accessible for all

A recent report suggests that disabled children are missing out on making friends and enjoying playtime because playgrounds and playgroups are not accessible. Here at Play Fitness, we have helped several special schools in the north east of England install outdoor gym equipment that has been tailored to the specific needs of their pupils. Not […]

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School wins £12k outdoor gym

Last year we launched a competition to celebrate the release of our new infant range of outdoor gym equipment – now we’re delighted to announce the winner! The prize of a Key Stage 1 trim trail – designed for children aged three to seven – is on its way to Marsden Primary School in Whitburn, South […]

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