STUDENTS from South Bromsgrove High School are jumping for joy after receiving ten new trampolines from the Oakland Foundation charity, writes Roman Filkin.
The cash will also cover teacher training so staff can run and incorporate the new ‘Boogie Bounce’ fitness activity classes.
The sessions are aimed at boosting the mental health and wellbeing of students aged between 14 and 15.
South Bromsgrove High School’s head of PE Rob Law thanked the Oakland Foundation which he said was fantastic to work with as it was really keen to use its assets to support future generations.
“In purchasing the equipment, it will allow us to cater for an alternative activity for students across all ages as well provide high quality fitness classes such as ‘Bounce Combat’ which is providing popular with students and staff.
“With the ever-growing challenge of keeping young minds active and facing social pressures, it is a delight to be able to now provide an innovative activity that students are keen to get involved in.”
Hayley Smith, trustee of the Redditch and Bromsgrove-based Oakland Foundation, said: “We are delighted to support this project and the vision to keep their students active, healthy and happy.”
The charity works with community stakeholders, schools and youth organisations to support youth projects through the council, local businesses and community groups.
It pointed out there was more than 31.8 per cent of children in Redditch and 22 per cent in Bromsgrove living in poverty.