The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, councillor Olu Babatola, was eager to prove his fitness when Cherry Orchard Primary School opened up their new exercise orientated playground.

The school recently installed a health walker, slalom skier, horse skier, rower, sky stepper and an arm and pedal bike following a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

The Greenwich school also raised £10,000 to create a trim trail – a range of physical challenges including a rolling log and balance beam – plus a solar stopwatch so that pupils can race against the clock.

Mayor Babatola said: “I was delighted to officially open the fitness equipment and trim trail and see how excited the children are about keeping active.

“I am sure that they will help the pupils easily incorporate exercise into their daily routines and form good habits as they grow older.”

Headteacher Maria Hill said: “We believe that physical activity is a key part of education so I am pleased that we now have some great equipment which will make keeping fit fun.

“It was great to have the Mayor attend the official opening to help show how much the wider community values this addition to our school.”

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