With a little over 175 days to the Rio 2016 Olympics, more young people are encouraged to take up sports and support their health and well-being. This is likely to increase dramatically over the summer, similar to London 2012. Schools are embracing the opportunity this summer to implement Olympic sports activities more to coincide with the event.
Our focus recently has been on the Olympic sport the Long Jump and the use of the ‘Long Jump Pit’ to support students in all aspects of physical education and help with agility, speed and strength in the sport.
Late last year, STM had the privilege of installing a Long Jump Pit at Northfield’s school in Billingham.
The Long Jump Pit area is made with synthetic turf which makes it much safer for aspiring young students within the education sector to try out this fantastic sport.
The colourful turf finished to a very high standard is a drastic difference to the previous Long Jump Pit at the school
The Long Jump Pit is suitable for all weather, meaning students can use it in a safe way and don’t have the danger of slipping whilst learning and practising the long jump. In addition, the turf looks superior and made the schools activity facilities stand out to stakeholders and more appealing for students to try.
One of the other important benefits is that this Long Jump Pit is hard wearing, requires low maintenance and does not produce mess as opposed to other types of Long Jump Pit’s. It can be customised to the customer’s preference and has proven to be a real asset to schools.