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Boost Both Your Students Physical and Mental Health With Sports and Fitness Playground Equipment

Physical fitness plays a key role in awarding children a healthy lifestyle, which is imperative to their overall development and growth. Incorporating our gym equipment or trim trail items into your learning zone will encourage and allow children to be physically challenged. Through the natural use of the equipment, children’s balance, strength and coordination will be developed. Through teaching, children will develop an understanding of how their muscles can be strengthened. In addition, they will be taught the importance of how regular physical activity has a positive impact on their physical and mental health.

We design our equipment to improve different areas of children’s physical strength and abilities. For example, adding a Multi-use Games Area (MUGA) to your outdoor learning space will inspire children to persevere even the most challenging activity, boosting social interaction and promoting team play and spirit.

Why Sports and Fitness is Important to Students

Being physically active is essential for your students. It encourages positive chemicals in the brain, ensuring children are both happy and productive. With more and more children having a sedentary life due to new technologies, it is more important now than ever to have time for active play at school. Improving your student’s fitness levels will not only set them up for success later in life but also helps their confidence, motivation and concentration during teaching time. Recent studies confirm that engaging in regular sports activity helps improve students’ focus and dedication to their academic school work. 

Encouraging fitness and leading an active lifestyle can help improve your school’s academic standings Studies have shown that students involved in athletic programs maintain higher grades than those who do not. As a result, the school has a responsibility to make outdoor sports part of children’s daily learning routine. For example, we have specifically designed a range of outdoor gym equipment. This allows children to experiment with a broad range of equipment, such as children’s arm and pedal bicycle, double health walker and sky stepper. We have discovered that this creates an avenue for children to join local sports clubs, such as gym, basketball and climbing clubs.

Sports and physical activity combines many aspects of learning and development. Leadership, teamwork, confidence, and self-reliance are big character focuses brought about outdoor sports and fitness. Critical thinking is developed by playing against other students as they need to quickly solve problems created by their opponents.  All of our equipment is designed to provide a cross-curricular approach to learning, this not only proves useful in teaching but is very cost-effective.

How Red Monkey Can Help Encourage Fitness

We provide a large variety of play and learning equipment and design play areas that encourage an active lifestyle. Our range of equipment can be tailored for all ages and abilities, ensuring outdoor learning spaces are accessible to members of the entire school. 

A number of our outdoor fitness equipment is tailored more for unstructured play. These allow children to be explorative and creative, as well as active. These include our outdoor activity stations, with monkey bars and other climbing stations. These climbing frames allow students to safely explore a range of activities, dictated by their own choice and ideas.  

For more structured forms of fitness, but still very student-led, we have our outdoor gym and sports playground equipment. This range of equipment allows children to experiment with gym-based fitness, which will help them in their independent fitness. These stations will be different from what they’re normally used to and will allow exploration of different movements. Similar to the fitness stations, students won’t be hampered by game rules and will be free to be active in whatever way they please. 

For more structured activities, we have MUGA pitches. These are great multi-purpose arenas which can act as a pitch for most sports. Older or more competitive students love the chance for games against fellow students. Organising and encouraging sports in this area can help develop students’ social skills as well as improve confidence in shyer students if done properly. 

Red Monkey ensures student’s safety by providing appropriate safety surfacing. This provides students to play safely, become adventurous and grow in confidence. We provide playground equipment