My Dutch background and training have always put in contact with gymnastics and equipment related to this area of subject. Having worked in The Netherlands, Chile, Singapore, Germany and now South Korea it is clear there is a massive difference o available equipment depending on what part of the world your school is in. Although Asia (Singapore and Korea) are extremely well developed and modern, the Sports Hall is still mainly designed for games and not much else, certainly not gymnastics. Interesting enough, the playgrounds outside have all kinds of climbing and adventurous equipment available but the educational areas do not!? In the Netherlands and all in Germany, sports halls are multi purpose, which does not mean they are set up as auditoriums and performance areas but it means they have integrated equipment to teach gymnastics for all levels.
I just received a mobile climbing frame, 3 multi purpose benches (balance beams), 15 light weight (extremely durable) gymnastics matts, a multi functional vault, trampet and spring board. The quality is fantastic and this will last and will give the students the best learning experience possible.
As a lower school and early years educator, developing gross motor skills are important and my background had me looking at a company I have worked with a lot, called; jannsen&fritsen. They are the most innovative and creative company around for general PE & specifically gymnastics equipment. All the products they have can be linked and they are extremely professional and punctual.
I have now used the frame for 3 weeks and we are planning more purchases for coming year! Have a look at the picture and video and mail me if you have any questions.