We enlisted the help of Lynn Wilson with our new concept of Fitness Fridays to increase
physical activity of both staff and students and to raise awareness of health & well-being.
Lynn and her colleague Sharron have taken our idea and developed it into really useful different themes in order to maintain engagement and impetus and also in order to provide theory to go alongside the physical activity.
The impact of this has been phenomenal – we have 80% of the staff now physically active who were definitely completely inactive before.
The different activities has meant that staff can try new things and then go on to do these outside of school.
Staff absence has actually decreased by 50% which is amazing and has reduced the amount of money we spend on supply teachers and consequently meant that Teaching...
On our recent Christmas Enrichment Day we hired dance mats and associated equipment (projector and computer system with music) from MAD Fitness UK Ltd.
We were alerted to the possibility of using the dance mats through word of mouth from other schools / personnel and decided to pursue the activity due to the positive feedback and excellent reputation.
The initial contact was through the director of the company (Bob Marsden) which was both simple and efficient and left me full of confidence regarding the suitability and completion of the activity.
After speaking to Bob I decided that it would be beneficial to pay a little extra for Lynn the personal trainer from MAD Fitness to come in for the full day to take the lead for the activity.
Subsequent feedback from evaluation forms showed that the girls tho...