Accessible Exercise Equipment for Downs View Pupils

Exercise has significant benefits for all children in their development, but it is particularly important for children with special needs.  Participation in physical activity leads to improved well-being and physical health, as well as helping to develop fundamental motor skills, hand-eye coordination, flexibility and muscle strength.  The hands-on nature of physical education leads to cognitive improvements in children with special needs, allowing them to develop skills that they couldn't do within a classroom setting.

Regular exposure to physical activity isn't only good for young people's physical health, it's beneficial to their mind, too. Regular fitness links to improvements in self-esteem, social awareness and self-confidence, all essential for empowering the lives of young people with special needs.

We are delighted therefore to see the outdoor exercise equipment we recently funded at Downs View special needs school and their Link College, being so widely used and enjoyed by the pupils, as well as being incorporated into the curriculum by teachers.