PUPILS at a Sheldon Primary School can keep fit after an outdoor fitness area was installed.
Elms Farm Primary School has been working alongside Mondelēz International to create the bespoke gym to celebrate Health for Life 10th anniversary in a bid to encourage pupils to live an active and healthier lifestyle.
The gym, which was funded by a £5,000 from Mondelēz International, includes a cross trainer and a double cross ‘combi’ with a country skier.
The gym can be used be used by the Dorncliffe Avenue pupils at break and lunchtimes, and it will also available to the community and for holiday clubs.
Emma Baxter, headteacher at Elms Farm Primary School, commented: “We’re thrilled that thanks to Health for Life, we have been able to fund and build a brand-new, interactive outdoor fitness area for our pupils to enjoy.
“Our students absolutely love the new space already and it’s been fantastic to see them enjoy a fun, new and engaging way to live an active and healthier lifestyle.”
Introduced by Mondelēz International in 2011, the Health for Life programme has reached more than 242,000 children and adults in Birmingham and Solihull.
Through local schools and communities, the programme engages people in growing fruit and vegetables, learning about healthy eating, improving cooking skills and taking part in a range of physical activities.
Kelly Farrell, community affairs manager at Mondelēz International, said: “We’re extremely proud that our Health for Life programme continues to inspire school pupils, their teachers, parents and local communities across the region to develop and sustain a healthy lifestyle.
“We’re delighted to know that with Health for Life’s help, Elms Farm Primary School have built upon what they’ve already achieved through the programme and used the additional grant to create an outdoor gym that will have a direct positive impact on their pupils and the wider community, which is exactly what the Health for Life initiative is all about.”