What Are Sportswalls?Sportswalls are realistic sport nets painted on an outdoor wall and surrounding ground area to mimic real sport courts, such as volleyball, hockey and even tennis. It turns plain school playground areas into actual sport zones where anyone can come play their favourite sports.
Why Do I Need Sportswalls At My School?Reversing the obesity epidemic requires a long-term, well-coordinated approach to reach young people where they live, learn, and play, and schools have an important role. With kids in school from 8 am to 3:30 pm, having access to play their favourite sports before, during and after school outside can increase their sports/team skills, health and fitness levels.
Sportswalls Can Be Used For:Math class (using courts with numbers)
After school programs
Daily physical activity
Schools where students exercise each day, played extra sports and saw overall scores climb by 18 per cent over two years in reading, writing and math, compared to about 4 per cent for similar schools who don't promote physical activity
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Benefits of Sportswalls:Creates access to play a variety of sports before, during and after school for the students and the local community
Can be a great asset for play days, fundraisers, gym classes, daily physical activity and after school programs
It's free for anyone to use to get active and play
Sports is a great influence for why kids say no to drugs, gangs, and stay in school. Fewer fights happen when kids are active playing sports
Benefits Of Using Sportswalls:Practice makes perfect. The more you play, the more you will improve your sports talents
Playing sports builds self-confidence.
Playing sports help build leadership and team skills
Can make new friends through playing your favourite sports
Regular Physical Activity Can:
Help prevent heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure;
Reduce the risk of developing type II diabetes and some cancers;
Help build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints reducing the risk of injury; and
Promote psychological well-being