Monkey Bars Swing into Action at Penrhos

From the Sports Challenge Fitness and Skill testing completed at Penrhos over the past years, upper body strength has been identified as an area of development for the whole junior school.

Penrhos girls love their new Monkey Bars

With a focus upon good Physical Health for all girls as an important part of the school curriculum, Junior School Principle Trish Summers lobbied successfully the P & F to finance a set of Monkey Bars to help develop the upper body strength of the girls.

With planning and design by Sports Challenge Australia’s CEO Dr Garry Tester who is also an Adjunct Professor in Sports Science at the University of Western Australia, Penrhos now have as set of purpose built Monkey Bars which have adjustable heights for all age groups and are wide enough to have two girls swing in tandem.

The thrill and exhilaration of these bars has been an instant success with lots of ‘monkeying around’ by the Penrhos girls at recess and lunch times as they build improved upper body strength.