New Outdoor Sports Equipment Means Fun for ARK Kings Students, Whatever the Weather

ARK Kings student playing table tennis in school playground

ARK Kings Academy students have responded with excitement and enthusiasm to the arrival last week of new outdoor table tennis tables and basketball hoops, which have been installed in the main playground. The new sports equipment is designed to improve students' behaviour and physical wellbeing by offering them fun, bite-sized activities at break and lunchtimes.

ARK kings has made a significant investment in outdoor sports equipment. Students now have access to three outdoor table tennis tables and two full-sized basketball hoops. The table tennis tables are hardwearing and weather-proofed, meaning they can be used by students throughout the year. The basketball hoops can be moved to suit different styles of play, from one-on-one contests to full-size games.

The new sports equipment is already delivering positive results, attracting students who would not otherwise take part in physical activity outside of PE lessons. Table tennis is proving particularly popular, with boys and girls waiting in line for a chance to play. Teachers are reporting improved standards of behaviour while students are especially pleased to be able to challenge their teachers to a game or two at lunchtime. 

Our investment in sports equipment supports our commitment to ensuring every student leaves ARK Kings as a well-rounded individual with the skills and character to succeed in life. We achieve this by placing high academic standards, exemplary behaviour and employability skills at the heart of everything we do and by offering a year-round programme of enrichment activities which supports students' core learning.