As Woodham Academy continues to grow, it allows the school to invest in a programme of ongoing improvements in facilities. Woodham Academy strive to offer the best possible opportunities for the entire community, which are vital for both physical and mental well-being.
This half-term, the academy was delighted to open their brand new, state-of-the-art, fitness suite. This has taken months to develop to ensure the students can access a range of different gym equipment to further develop their understanding of health related fitness. Students can access the recently finished fitness suite during PE lessons and extra-curricular sessions.
With extensive research and multiple designs, Woodham Academy are thrilled with the outcome. The £40,000 investment includes specialist equipment, with 21 cardio stations, along with floor space for body weight exercises. This allows for a full class to be active within a lesson. The room has been finished off with specialist gym flooring, full length mirrors spanning the walls and a 75inch smart TV. This completes the room making it an ideal space for KS3 Health Related Fitness lessons, BTEC Sport lessons and a recreational space for students and staff.
Mr Bell, Headteacher, is delighted with the end product “The fitness suite has been a work in progress for a number of months. It comes off the back of creating a brand new food room, which then created the space for this development. It looks like we will be full once again in September, so all current and new students will continue to benefit from the investment.”