Trampolining in Secondary Education

Trampolining in Secondary Education
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5 Key Benefits

Why wouldn’t you teach this incredible sport in your school?

Trampolining is the UK’s latest craze with trampoline parks springing up all over the country. With roughly 80% of bouncers under the age of 18, it is a great way to engage young people in a different type of sport.

Trampolining can offer a challenging and developmental gymnastic experience to pupils of all abilities. Teaching should focus on learning basic skills and correct techniques, with progression according to a pupil's ability. Skills can be practiced individually and then built up to combine into routines. 

We have put together 5 key benefits and great reasons as to why you should be teaching trampolining in your school. Hover over the boxes to see all of the benefits trampolining provides.


If students are choosing trampoline parks in their spare time, then bringing the fun inside school can only make physical education even more exciting & engaging, and may even help convert your less confident students into avid gymnasts.


Trampolining is an excellent extra-curricular activity and its increased popularity outside of school will be very likely to increase the number of students partaking in after-school sports activities.


Rebound exercise automatically increases the mitochondrial count in each of the body’s cells due to the extra demand for energy by the cells in the body.

This will not only reduce fatigue and increase students’ energy levels but also their body’s capacity for using that energy. This means prolonged energy levels throughout the day and essentially concentration levels too.


If students are confidently bouncing in their spare time during their younger years, this growing trend will only mean stronger skills coming into Key Stage 3 & 4. This could increase the number of students taking Physical Education at GCSE level.

In addition to your personal teaching results, the number of students going on to competitive and professional trampolining could also rise.


Trampolining is one of the best low-impact, fat-busting, whole-body sports that will help to facilitate the body’s natural detoxification mechanism. Rebounding causes a shift in gravity meaning huge benefits to the lymphatic system, which is a vital part of our immune system. Encouraging children to partake in this exercise not only has its own health benefits but will enable you to delve into the theory of GCSE PE specifications.

Need help setting up trampolining in your school?

There is a variety of trampolines on the market today. Maudesport has created this buying guide, in line with afPE regulations, to help you create the perfect trampoline area for your school.

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Trampolines were invented by George Nissen and Larry Griswold in 1936. The duo took inspiration from trapeze artists, or more specifically, the safety nets they used. Their first prototype were constructed from tyre inner tubes and scrap steel. To help market their new creation, Nissen and Griswold rented a live kangaroo!

Rebounding on a trampoline stimulates the middle ear vestibule, which automatically improves POSTURE and BALANCE!

Trampolines can strengthen your eyes! Bouncing on a trampoline applies increased G-force. Regular jumping can help strengthen eye muscles and ocular nerves. This type of physical activity also stimulates cells to restore the shape and function of eye lenses.

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