PLAY FITNESS BLOG

Do we know how much sugar is in our food?

New Year, New Start is how most of us start a new year, usually with the latest diet fad or by joining a gym. These, for most of us only last a couple of month, then after the novelty wears off we revert to the same bad habits that we had before. This doesn’t have […]

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Turning Points to Pounds for Children In Need

Thoughtful pupils in South Tyneside have completed a fitness challenge to raise vital cash for Children in Need. Pupils at Westoe Crown Primary School, South Shields, took part in a fitness competition to raise money for the charity which helps disadvantaged children and young people in communities across the UK. As part of the unique […]

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Outdoor Play and Winter Fitness

With the cold weather looming on us it can discourage the most motivated exercises. Play Finesses’ equipment is primarily outdoor, when developing our ranges, we recognised that children are sometimes disconnected with the outside world. This could be due to them spending more time playing video games or watching T.V. The Play Strategy for Scotland […]

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Childhood obesity strategy delayed…AGAIN!

With delays in the much needed childhood obesity strategy is it time we started taking matters in to our own hands? It’s no surprise that childhood obesity levels are at an all-time high with the rise in fast food and lack of exercise being the main contributors. The World Health Organisation (WHO) regard ‘childhood obesity […]

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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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