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Views from the people of Rugged on the topics we care about
Unsure What Gamification Really Is? You’re Probably Already Using It!
Thursday, February 8, 2024

"If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that Gamification actually is all around." – Love Actually

Gamification may have been coined way back in 2002 by Nick Pelling, a game designer tasked with developing a…

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Destination Leisure: The Rise of Retailtainment
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The retail industry is constantly evolving – from thriving high streets, made up of independent retailers to out of town mega-malls, full of chain stores – it is always striving to anticipate the next trend to meet consumer needs.

In…

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Getting Out There – Rugged’s 2021 Round Up
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

If we had to describe 2021 in two words, we’d call it a ‘roller coaster’. From COP26 to Tokyo 2020 (which was actually held in 2021), this year had it all. It’s been far from plain sailing for most of…

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Physical Activity in Schools: Are We Teaching Our Children Properly?
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Regardless of age, being active is fundamental for our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Whether it’s structured exercise or just habits incorporated into our daily lifestyle, such as taking the stairs instead of escalators or walking instead of driving;…

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What is Freedom Gaming?
Monday, January 18, 2021

We’ve recently designed, developed and launched a new product, Freedom Gaming, which is the most technically challenging thing we’ve ever done - all during lockdown and the misplaced freedom we had during the summer weeks...

Once we’d conquered the inevitable…

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Finding the Feel-Good Amongst the 2020 Storm
Thursday, December 17, 2020

How do you describe 2020? Unprecedented? Challenging? The year the world went pear shaped? (Alternatively, you may just not want to answer that!)

Despite the difficult times, there’s been a surprising amount of good and uplifting moments that have emerged…

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Rugged Interactive and CardioWall: Making Sport Inclusive For All
Monday, August 13, 2018

Physical exercise is a key part of children’s physical, social and emotional development. However for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN), access to, and ability to participate in, physical activities can be very different from their…

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Investing in the Future
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Think back to P.E. lessons at school - only the fortunate few will be revisited by happy memories. An excellent backhand, impressive cross-country times, ability to shoot hoops with your eyes closed and always picked first for the sport’s team…

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Tom Guest Launches CardioWalls at Manor Green School
Monday, May 9, 2016

In May, London Irish and England 7's Rugby Player Tom Guest officially launched Manor Green School’s first ever interactive CardioWalls on behalf of The Wooden Spoon charity and the Shanly Foundation.

The Wooden Spoon is a rugby charity that supports disabled…

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