New Activall Activity Boards
Over the Easter break St Mary’s was extremely fortunate to have two new interactive ActivAll playground boards installed, just outside the Year 3 classroom, facing onto the playground. These interactive boards were kindly paid for using funds generated through PTA fundraising events throughout the last academic year.
So… What are Activall Boards?
ActivAll is the fantastic high-impact reaction wall, designed for fitness, health, and fun. Combining movement, action, coordination, and problem-solving, ActivAll is acknowledged as a unique inclusive fitness tool, giving everyone access to exercise regardless of ability, age, or fitness.
Þ Encourages active play during breaktime and lunchtime (as well as PE lessons)
Þ Engages those children who may struggles with PE and Sports, increasing the confidence and skills of pupils and staff
Þ Tackles obesity and improves fitness
Þ Strengthens cognitive skills, mental agility, as well as concentration and also improves mental health
Þ Increases competitive play and sport opportunities and records improvements
Þ Develops communication and team work
So… What do our pupils think of them?
Lucas said, ‘I really like the board because you get a lot of exercise and build your arm strength. A lot of people like doing it because you can see your score in different amounts of time, for example 5 seconds, 30 seconds and 1 minute. Some people hit it too hard and some hit it too soft! I really like the gloves because they are quite comfy!’