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Bestwood pupils shape up with rowing machines

Rowing machines are not traditionally associated with playground fun and games. But thanks to a pioneering scheme which takes the equipment into schools in deprived areas, children who don’t enjoy traditional team sports are finding that keeping fit can be fun whatever your shape, size or ability. "For some children the issue is peer pressure. Others find they’re not as good as other children, and some feel self-conscious about their body shape," said Jo Bell, head at Robin Hood Primary School in Bestwood Park………..

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