Wiis in schools

Wiis in schools

A new scheme is being trialled in the UK where Wii consoles are put in schools. The aim is to help kids boost their fitness during lunch times and breaks. This stems from research showing that child obesity levels have risen dramatically. Personally I'm more worried about the shape of that kid's head.

Six schools in Worcestershire, England are taking part in the scheme. The main game played is Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, due to its high levels of physical activity.

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Captain Jamesman said:

That would be an awesome idea.

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Wii Freak said:

What about Wii Sports?

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Wii Rox said:

That's great, now if only they'd start doing it in Wales.

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Andrew Rudloff said:

Lucky.

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ToTaLgAmEr said:

M&S Olympics is much more active than Wii Sports. The only thing on sports that's really active is boxing, whereas in M and S there's running, swimming and gymnastics and stuff that are better for you.

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Wii Rox said:

Wii Sports didn't really have much physical activity Wii freak.

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YoshLee said:

Oh my gosh I got to move to UK. It does work your arms a bit but I prefer dumbbells.

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WIIPING FOR WII said:

I don't know, I think recess is better. I also think that people are overusing the Wii in situations that it would not be best for, which in my opinion will lead people to believe that the Wii is not fun if their ideas don't go as planned. Which will cause Nintendo's reputation to go down. I don't know, it's just a prediction.

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hbh said:

Wii is invasive. Ha-ha, losers who didn't think it deserved to be king of the console wars.

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Plaugefiend said:

Oh god, what now, Gears of War for a history class?

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Fishmon said:

Mario and Sonic is A LOT more active than Wii Sports.

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Diddy Kong Lover said:

Horrible idea, better than the library idea but still video games aren't meant to be used like this.

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insultman911 said:

Hoh that was totally my idea, I think from the library idea or the drunken bar one.

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Randolph the Grey said:

Uh, I doubt if playing Mario & Sonic for 15 minutes a day will prevent obesity. Well, whatever.

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Master Foot said:

This just goes to show that Wii has made itself as something beyond a video gaming system. Video game consoles, along with pedos, belonged far away from school grounds. Now it seems that both have wriggled their way into the classrooms.

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shindrA said:

I remember sweating my ass off playing rockstar table tennis.

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Nintendoof said:

Or Warioware? It WILL make you sweat.

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Ian C said:

Wii sports tennis and boxing are pretty tiring though.

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Quartz said:

Heh, why in England? They're less fat than America, srsly.

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w*ll said:

This is stupid, when you're a kid you don't stay still at break time anyway. Anyone for chasing, maybe some football?

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Epsilon said:

Hmm that kind of sounds like something called, oh I dunno, RECESS? Seriously, I think we can do a lot better to prevent obesity than putting a Wii in a lunchroom.

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TruBlu said:

Teachers ought to supervise them. Thieves are out and about in my school.

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i need a wiieww said:

Do you reckon with the Wii fit foot board, there could be a new driving game where you use the board to put pressure thus pushing the pedals and blah-dy blah, and the wiimote as a steering wheel. I hope they use the foot board for more than wii-fit, such huge opportunities they would miss.

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jskrdude said:

That kid isn't wearing the wrist strap. Well, this is better for kids than playing flash games, but I think that if schools really want to fight obesity, they shuld have daily aerobics.

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insultman911 said:

The last thing you want is a bunch of people crowding around the Wii and 2 people playing for about 5 minutes. When they're done, it's time for the next period to start. So you spend about 270 school days waiting to play M&S at the Olympic games and when it's finally your turn, school's out.

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Lay-Z Boy said:

Every 2 months, there is an event at my school, and wiis are there.

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