Outdoor Jungle Gym officially unveiled

The newly completed outdoor Jungle gym facility at the Margaret Gwele primary school in Dobsonville is already a runway success.

The unveiling ceremony held on Friday, October 09, saw Pfunzo Ye Sive executive Chairperson Nthavha Nemukula snipping the ribbon. Invented by Pfunzo Ye Sive suppliers of educational kits, the park, built on a piece of vacant land, incorporates track with road signs, hop scotch and snake area, complete playground area, obstacle area in sand pit, monkey climber and many more activities for kids. Gym and play apparatus are modern and include an area for teachers to sit and relax while they watch over their kids.

In his address, Nthavha Nemukula said the innovative facility is part of the entity’s effort to make world class fitness, free and accessible in schools across the country. “The outdoor gym is a fantastic means by which children can have fun and keep healthy and fit”, added Nemukula.

The exercise equipment has been permanently installed and mounted on rubber matting making it suitable for children to work up a sweat.

SES JW ECD Foundation phase teacher, Orah Matjila, emphasized that a healthy mind should be accompanied by a healthy body and assured event attendees that the students will also use the facilities to de-stress. “Being physically active has many benefits for kids: it reduces obesity risk and improves overall physical and mental health, fosters social and emotional development and boost academic performance,” mentioned Matjila. She further said the outdoor Jungle gym facility will address the fitness needs of students especially in sport.

Guests included representatives of Pfunzo Ye Sive, local VIPs, community leaders, school governors, staff and local residents.

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