A playground gym is helping young people to achieve new skills and stay active for longer. Appleton Thorn Primary School, in Warrington, has an extensive PE programme, aimed at helping students develop an in-depth understanding of different activities. Pupils are also trained to become play leaders motivating others and encouraging sporting attitudes. The addition of a Sunshine Gym in the playground complements the school’s existing facilities, including a running track and netball courts, which are open during playtimes. The school actively promotes healthy lifestyles achieved through eating sensibly and exercising regularly. It also offers inclusive opportunities to get involved in physical activity with the choice of taking part in structured and inventive games as well as encouraging conversation. Its Sunshine Gym incudes the Children’s Energise multi gym which is great for bringing young people together to socialise while they exercise. The arrangement of the multi gym means youngsters can exercise either facing or alongside each other, utilising a Double Health Walker and Double Slalom Skier. A Children’s Rower, built specifically to dimensions suitable for users under 4’ 7” tall, and Children’s Arm and Pedal Bike have been installed to work the upper and lower body. A Children’s Waist Twister, made up of three stations, completes the gym offering warm-up and cool-down exercises as well as movements to improve mobility and balance. Our installers positioned the gym equipment on an existing rubber mulch safety surface which was finished to look as good as new.