The Wii could become an important tool for use in schools PC lessons, that's according to a surprising report by the.
Five schools in Worcestershire are encouraging children to participate in PE lessons by using the Wii as a virtual sports kit that appears to be helping with weight and keeping the children relatively fit.
A spokesperson for the Droitwich and Worcester City School Partnership has said:
“The use of computer games to increase physical activity levels and raise attainment to some would seem contradictory but with rigid structures in place and by using specific games students soon found themselves being active and engaged almost without realising it,”
The children's heart rates were monitored and the statics revealed that they did get a work out by playing the sports games and that their pulse rates were increasing during play.
"We welcome the positive impact that innovations like these can have as a first step towards getting people to participate in a broader range of physical activities and to enjoy the many benefits of a physically active lifestyle." said the spokesperson.
The scheme has won various awards for its contribution in increasing participation in physical activity, which will hopefully persuade more schools to follow this trend, or at least thats what the children are hoping for.