Robert Ogden School
Robert Ogden School in Thurnscoe near Barnsley, has recently invested in a Cobalt Flux Just for Schools Dance Mat system from fitnessgaming ltd. The school is run by The National Autistic Society. It is the largest school for autistic children and young people in Europe and aims to provide a stable, structured and nurturing environment in which children with autism can achieve their full potential. The school takes the physical development of its students seriously and is always looking for new ways of inspiring the pupils with exciting and engaging activities.
The students have many problems to overcome and ensuring they are undertaking an adequate level of physical activity can be difficult. The school has had dance mat systems previously and whilst the children and young people initially enjoyed them they became increasingly frustrated with the mats slipping around and giving inaccurate feedback. The Just for Schools system from fitnessgaming ltd has overcome all these issues and the students now have a renewed enthusiasm for the activity. The training the staff received from fitnessgaming has ensured that the staff are able to make the most of the system in areas of the curriculum outside of physical education.
The Just for Schools system uses the Nintendo Wii, or other major games console, to deliver the dance activities. With regular new releases of games the system will always remain fresh and up to date. The Just for Schools mats are extremely durable, reliable and accurate for users.
Duncan Black, Director at fitnessgaming commented "It is great to see the reaction of the pupils at Robert Ogden School to the Just for Schools product. Whereas in the past the mats have created a negative reaction to the activity, fitnessgaming's system has completely overcome this. The School has some talented players and now they can reach their full potential with an accurate and reliable product."
Just for Schools systems offer an effective and reliable solution for those schools looking to work with smaller groups of children either in curriculum time or as part of an extended schools offering. The mat quality is identical to the Blufit wireless multiplayer system from fitnessgaming .