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Pupil referral units have many challenges with their students and getting them engaged in any form of physical activity can be difficult as the students, in many cases, have rebelled against traditional education standards. Offering a dance mat system, which the students will regard as a computer game is one way to use modern, non traditional methods to get students exercising.
With the regular use of dance mats having been shown to have the following benefits there is a high justification for investing in a system for your site.
- Improved cardiovascular fitness
- Weight reduction
- Improved coordination
- Reduction in feelings of self consciousness
- Stronger self esteem
- Reduced chances of developing diseases associated with obesity
- Increased self confidence
- Improved academic performance
- Improved social skills
- Improved leadership skills
- Improved attention span
Getting the students to participate is easy as the technology is, in their eyes, from their world. By using the team games you can also create a sense of cooperation between the students as they participate together to get the best score.
Regular exercise can also prove to assist behaviour in the classroom as the tiredness created as a result of the activity means that students are more receptive to learning and less inclined to be disruptive.