Pupils can bounce into shape
Primary seven pupils from Burgh Primary School took a break from lessons to help Flip Out unveil their new schools scheme.
The Rutherglen primary school is amongst the first schools to sign up for a programme which offers four free hours of activity at the world’s biggest trampoline park.
Flip Out have offered the free sessions in a bid to get youngsters active and fight the country’s growing obesity problem.
Pupils will have access to Flip Out’s many facilities including trampolines, football, basketball, the junior Ninja Warrior course, foam pit and tumble track. The schools programme has been launched following recent reports that place Scotland’s youngsters at the bottom of the class in health and fitness.
More than a quarter of Scottish children are overweight or obese, according to the State of Child Health Scotland report.
And just one in 10 children between the ages of 10 and 11 are getting the recommended daily level of exercise according to The Growing Up in Scotland report, commissioned by the Scottish Government.
Trampolining has many health benefits for children and can burn an average of 1,000 calories an hour.
It offers a full body work-out, improves balance, cardio, flexibility and strengthens bone density.
The up and down motion of bouncing is also good for the lymphatic system, which helps reduce stress and anxiety.
George Gallacher, general manager of Flip Out, said:“We’re committed to helping get kids across Glasgow get active.
“We know it can be challenging to keep children engaged in regular physical activity so by offering schools free access to the arena, we hope it will not only add some extra excitement and fun to PE lessons, but also inspire kids to exercise more often.”
Sessions are available to book immediately by calling 0141 406 160.
Flip Out time Ellis McGall, Kelsey McDonald and Bethany Bates