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WillPlay: Bringing out the ninja

With today’s students typically less active than in the past, WillPlay has launched a range designed to appeal to students of all ages, encouraging physical activity and promoting greater core strength.

WillPlay’s Urban Warrior Range combines the best of play and fitness equipment to enable an amazing play area that is so much more than conventional play equipment.

The Urban Warrior range is designed to engage students of all ages.

“With an emphasis on activities that develop cardio-vascular fitness and improve core strength, the Urban Warrior range can help with a student’s overall fitness, strength, and  posture,” says Nathan Lee, General Manager of WillPlay.

Improved core strength and posture has been linked to higher concentration levels and improved educational outcomes in students of all ages. The system also encourages social engagement and can add an element of competitiveness.

WillPlay’s Urban Warrior range allows schools to benchmark and track fitness outcomes in students from Prep to Year 12.

“Following the rise in popularity of television shows promoting similar obstacle course activities, the Urban Warrior system encourages activity and participation by students of all ages,” Nathan says.

As an added benefit, WillPlay’s Urban Warrior range can also be incorporated into the school’s Physical Education program. The structured flow of the course also allows students to be benchmarked and compare their own results/improvements in physical performance and fitness over a defined period of time.

With the increased emphasis on physical challenge and movement, this system encourages activity without the perception of play that can often be a disincentive for those older primary students. “With these students no longer feeling the need to ‘play’, Urban Warrior encourages activity and social interaction beyond the ‘play’ years,” Nathan says.

The individual elements can be set as a closed circuit or scattered around a larger area, creating a cross country style training course. Encouraging students to move between elements can improve cardio-vascular fitness and helps achieve the minimum daily movement that many students are missing out on in today’s world.

Elements of the system can also be ordered individually and incorporated into conventional play areas. In addition, this allows a circuit to be built in stages, as budgets allow.

Manufactured in Australia from premium materials including stainless steel, aluminium and recycled plastics and timber composites, these units are built to handle anything that students can throw at them.

WillPlay is an Australian manufacturer of play and fitness equipment and can assist schools with formulating their ideal play and fitness spaces, from the initial design concept through to construction. WillPlay can also supply and install shade systems, softfall, outdoor furniture and mini-grandstand structures.

Talk to your nearest WillPlay distributor to help design the ultimate obstacle course or play area for your school.

For more information, contact WillPlay at 1300 132 047 or visit www.willplay.com.au

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