Action Mats Limited was developed in response to PE practitioners looking for a combination of exercise and play. We came up with the idea that 'Action Mat', our stick man character, would show children of any age and any language ability, how to do exercises on a bright and attractive activity zone. The activity zone would be a defined space that would attract children to use it. We set out to find a lightweight and durable mat that would be non slip and non trip but at the same time bright and cheerful. Once we found the material, we developed the range and, with help from some friendly PE teachers, fine tuned the exercises and challenges so that they addressed both capability as well as attention span . We 'road tested' several sets of mats for many months to ensure they work well and, above all, appeal to the children and we found that our idea hit a spot. The feedback was great; Action Mat was clearly understood and what's more, enduringly appealing. Each lesson was fun and with ideas for expanding the uses coming thick and fast from the teachers, the mats became far more than a simple circuit training aid. They provided the tools for fitness and for fun. We have turned all those ideas into lesson plans to help you deliver great PE throughout the year.
We found that children from Years 2 to 5 could all engage for a full lesson easily. Younger ones needed shorter bursts but were very keen to use them and year 6 were getting a bit big for them - although many still wanted a go!
Some of the schools used them for 'wake up, shake up' sessions during Breakfast Club or for fun during After School Clubs, which added an extra dimension to their use that we hadn't thought of.
The mats are contained in large zip up bags that have two handles so that the children can contribute to tidying up and looking after them. We advise use with bare feet to prolong the life of the mats, but they are made to use regularly and can be vacuumed and even washed with standard carpet cleaning tools and products if you find they need sprucing up after heavy use throughout the year..
For more information please contact us on: 01462 816907 or email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Delivery is a fixed £35 plus vat per order and is available
for uk mainland only.
Due to demand Delivery is 2-3 weeks from order.
Action Mats can be personalised with the logos of your sports clubs, leisure centres or school or college crests at an additional cost.