Premiership Rugby Programmes

  Aviva Tackling Numbers

 

London Irish Rugby Club 

Aviva Tackling Numbers is an innovative and engaging programme for Key Stage 2 children, which makes learning about numbers fun, exciting and rewarding. Delivered by Rugby Clubs across England and available online, this rugby themed programme integrates interactive classroom maths sessions with practical, number-based rugby games. Rugby is used to deliver a range of numeracy challenges in a new and exciting way.

Moreover, by using rugby themed content that connects with real life experiences, Aviva Tackling Numbers puts in place foundations for financial literacy in later life. Aviva Tackling Numbers offers a new way to achieve the National Curriculum’s maths and Physical Education, citizenship and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) outcomes.

So that children can progress at their own rate, this resource contains differentiated task levels and opportunities for assessment throughout.

 

 

 

The key aims of the project are to:

  • Improve children’s confidence in their numeracy skills
  • Increase children’s appreciation of the importance of number skills
  • Enhance children’s uptake and enjoyment of physical activity

About the pack

  • Aviva Tackling Numbers has been awarded the PFEG (Personal Finance Education Group) Quality Mark after being independently assessed by the UK’s leading financial education charity. To find out more visit www.pfeg.org 
  • This pack has been produced as an aid to delivering the Aviva Tackling Numbers Programme in your school
  •  It contains full lesson plans and resources for both the practical and classroom sessions of Aviva Tackling Numbers
  • The pack is teacher friendly with diagrams, narrative and teaching points to ensure the whole class gets the most out of each session. The pack also covers moves, skills and suggested drills for the practical sessions that are broken down to help you get everyone involved

To download the Aviva Tackling Numbers resources please click here

“Piloted between 2009 and 2011 in schools, Tackling Numbers is proven to catalyse improved numeracy skills and increased activity. With our partners Aviva, Premiership Rugby is excited to take Aviva Tackling Numbers into a new era.

“Aviva Tackling Numbers equips children with the confidence and skills to use maths in a practical way. It provides the foundations for children to manage their money well, now and in the future. Recognising this contribution to increasing financial literacy in the UK, Aviva Tackling Numbers has been awarded the Personal Finance Education Group (PFEG) Quality Mark. We are proud to receive this seal of approval from the UK’s leading independent authority on financial education.”

Wayne Morris, Community and Corporate Responsibility Director, Premiership Rugby.

“Aviva already plays an active role in our communities and we’re extending this with our support of Tackling Numbers. This programme can help educate young people and prepare them for their future, where basic financial skills are a necessity.

“Aviva has a long history of working with grassroots sports, and this is a natural extension of the work we’ve been doing. Time and again we’ve seen the importance of understanding financial matters in adult life. Through our partnership with Premiership Rugby, we can help children to be more confident in maths and increase their enjoyment of numeracy, and build their money skills. We see this as an investment in their future financial security.”

Heather Smith, Marketing Director, Aviva UK

 

SOMETHING TO CHEW ON

Something to Chew On in association with Public Health England and, BT Sport’s The Supports Club, is an interactive not support project aimed at teaching 7-8 year olds about their own health and wellbeing with a rugby focus.

According to government figures over a fifth of 4-5 year olds, one third of children aged 10-11 years old and two thirds of adults are currently overweight or obese. Obesity tends to track into adulthood, so obese children are more likely to be become obese adults. The government’s national ambition to combat childhood obesity is a sustained downward trend in the level of excess weight in children by 2020.

Rugby’s diversity makes it the perfect vehicle to drive a health and activity led initiative; as a sport rugby can offer playing opportunities and role models to children of all shapes and sizes.

The interactive programme takes a rounded approach to teaching children about leading a healthy lifestyle.

The key aims of the project are to;

• Improve young people’s understanding of what constitutes healthy eating and a healthy diet, as well as increasing their knowledge of food safety.

• Increase young people’s uptake of physical activity.

• Raise awareness of the core competences amongst educational stakeholders.[1]

• Work as a contribution towards the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines that all children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least an hour a day.

““Today, almost three in ten boys and girls aged 2 to 15 are classed as either overweight or obese.[2] If trends continue, by 2025 47% of men and 36% of women could be obese.

This future burden of ill health and obesity will be borne both by the individual and more broadly by the state healthcare system. Tackling obesity today is therefore high on both the government’s and media’s agenda.

Delivering change that ensures all British children live healthy and active lifestyles requires an approach which can pass on information and inspiration to eat more healthily; tackles inactivity by promoting fundamentals of movement; and teams up with children, teachers, parents and professional sport to make changes in the long term.

Premiership Rugby’s Something to Chew On healthy living programme does just that and we are very excited to partner with our sponsor, The Supporters Club, to deliver this programme. We are also grateful for the technical and advisory support of Public Health England.” Wayne Morris, Community and Corporate Responsibility Director, Premiership Rugby

“Learning how to choose, cook and eat safe, healthy food from a young age is an invaluable skill. By ensuring youngsters develop these important life skills and good habits early; we hope this will have a positive and lasting impact throughout their lives.

We know through our work, including the Change 4 Life campaign, that making healthy eating relevant and fun is crucial to engaging and empowering children and young people. This is why Public Health England is delighted to be involved in a long term commitment with Premiership Rugby on the Something to Chew On programme, which offers an exciting and creative way of reaching this age group.

Something to Chew On helps children to learn about nutrition, the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and being active as part of a healthy lifestyle. We have no doubts that children taking part in the programme will find learning these skills both fun and stimulating.” Professor Kevin Fenton, Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England

“The Supporters Club from BT Sport aims to build a better world by bringing people together through sport. Thanks to BT Sport customer donations, we are pleased to be partnering with Premiership Rugby to deliver a healthy eating programme, Something to Chew On, that helps children and their families in making the right decisions about health, exercise and food.” Pete Oliver, Managing Director, BT Consumer Commercial, Marketing and Digital.

Something to Chew On helps children to learn about nutrition, the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and being active as part of a healthy lifestyle. We have no doubts that children taking part in the programme will find learning these skills both fun and stimulating.” Professor Kevin Fenton, Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England

“The Supporters Club from BT Sport aims to build a better world by bringing people together through sport. Thanks to BT Sport customer donations, we are pleased to be partnering with Premiership Rugby to deliver a healthy eating programme, Something to Chew On, that helps children and their families in making the right decisions about health, exercise and food.” Pete Oliver, Managing Director, BT Consumer Commercial, Marketing and Digital.

 

 

London Irish launches ‘Rugby4All’ programme

 

London Irish will launch the Rugby4All programme in the Slough area this year.

Rugby4All is Premiership Rugby’s innovative programme backed by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to promote diversity and equality in rugby. The programme aims to increase the number of women and girls involved in the sport, to provide better access for disabled people and to promote the game among Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups.

Delivered by Premiership Rugby clubs, the programme aims to recruit and train 240 BME coaches. In high BME communities, 1,800 primary school children will be given opportunities to try rugby, and there will be taster sessions for 600 11-15 year olds with 240 of them progressing into a player development programme.

The new programme will also provide 7,200 secondary school girls with the chance to play rugby, and will support female players to join local rugby clubs. In addition, 480 teachers and volunteers will be trained to support the growth of girls rugby.

Mark McCafferty, CEO of Premiership Rugby is pleased that the programme will work alongside Premiership Rugby’s existing community programmes to expand the reach of the game.

 “We are very proud to have been given this grant from the Equality and Human Rights Commission so that Premiership Rugby can work to broaden the appeal of rugby union into new communities,” said McCafferty.

“We have a hugely diverse community programme that is race and gender blind but this is the first time that Premiership Rugby will deliver a programme specifically designed to increase participation within these two target groups.

“It’s about making rugby more widely available to people, encouraging people to get involved and to enjoy all the great things that happen as a result of being involved in rugby.”

The grant awarded to Premiership Rugby is part of a £2m investment from the Government through EHRC into programmes to encourage more women and BME groups to participate in sport.

Minister for Sport, Helen Grant backed the Rugby4All programme at its launch.

"Women's rugby is at an all-time high right now following England's World Cup win and this initiative from Premiership Rugby and the EHRC will build on that further encouraging more women and girls to get involved,” said the Minister for Sport.
 
"It's great that investment will also go into growing the game among BME communities – both as participants and coaches. Hosting next year's Rugby World Cup in England gives us a huge opportunity to broaden the appeal of the sport and it's one that we must make the most out of.”

"Rugby is a fantastic way of bringing people together whatever their backgrounds, developing skills and providing great health benefits,” said Lord Holmes, Disability Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

“Everyone should have the same opportunity to get involved in the game regardless of their ability, gender or social background.”

"We look forward to working with Premiership Rugby to build on the inspirational power of the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games and to harness the major investment promised in the bids to grow rugby across diverse communities and get more people involved as participants and coaches."

For more information about the Rugby4All programme including how to get involved, please visit premiershiprugby.com/rugby4all.

Premiership Rugby Programmes

  Aviva Tackling Numbers

 

London Irish Rugby Club 

Aviva Tackling Numbers is an innovative and engaging programme for Key Stage 2 children, which makes learning about numbers fun, exciting and rewarding. Delivered by Rugby Clubs across England and available online, this rugby themed programme integrates interactive classroom maths sessions with practical, number-based rugby games. Rugby is used to deliver a range of numeracy challenges in a new and exciting way.

Moreover, by using rugby themed content that connects with real life experiences, Aviva Tackling Numbers puts in place foundations for financial literacy in later life. Aviva Tackling Numbers offers a new way to achieve the National Curriculum’s maths and Physical Education, citizenship and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) outcomes.

So that children can progress at their own rate, this resource contains differentiated task levels and opportunities for assessment throughout.

 

 

 

The key aims of the project are to:

  • Improve children’s confidence in their numeracy skills
  • Increase children’s appreciation of the importance of number skills
  • Enhance children’s uptake and enjoyment of physical activity

About the pack

  • Aviva Tackling Numbers has been awarded the PFEG (Personal Finance Education Group) Quality Mark after being independently assessed by the UK’s leading financial education charity. To find out more visit www.pfeg.org 
  • This pack has been produced as an aid to delivering the Aviva Tackling Numbers Programme in your school
  •  It contains full lesson plans and resources for both the practical and classroom sessions of Aviva Tackling Numbers
  • The pack is teacher friendly with diagrams, narrative and teaching points to ensure the whole class gets the most out of each session. The pack also covers moves, skills and suggested drills for the practical sessions that are broken down to help you get everyone involved

To download the Aviva Tackling Numbers resources please click here

“Piloted between 2009 and 2011 in schools, Tackling Numbers is proven to catalyse improved numeracy skills and increased activity. With our partners Aviva, Premiership Rugby is excited to take Aviva Tackling Numbers into a new era.

“Aviva Tackling Numbers equips children with the confidence and skills to use maths in a practical way. It provides the foundations for children to manage their money well, now and in the future. Recognising this contribution to increasing financial literacy in the UK, Aviva Tackling Numbers has been awarded the Personal Finance Education Group (PFEG) Quality Mark. We are proud to receive this seal of approval from the UK’s leading independent authority on financial education.”

Wayne Morris, Community and Corporate Responsibility Director, Premiership Rugby.

“Aviva already plays an active role in our communities and we’re extending this with our support of Tackling Numbers. This programme can help educate young people and prepare them for their future, where basic financial skills are a necessity.

“Aviva has a long history of working with grassroots sports, and this is a natural extension of the work we’ve been doing. Time and again we’ve seen the importance of understanding financial matters in adult life. Through our partnership with Premiership Rugby, we can help children to be more confident in maths and increase their enjoyment of numeracy, and build their money skills. We see this as an investment in their future financial security.”

Heather Smith, Marketing Director, Aviva UK

 

SOMETHING TO CHEW ON

Something to Chew On in association with Public Health England and, BT Sport’s The Supports Club, is an interactive not support project aimed at teaching 7-8 year olds about their own health and wellbeing with a rugby focus.

According to government figures over a fifth of 4-5 year olds, one third of children aged 10-11 years old and two thirds of adults are currently overweight or obese. Obesity tends to track into adulthood, so obese children are more likely to be become obese adults. The government’s national ambition to combat childhood obesity is a sustained downward trend in the level of excess weight in children by 2020.

Rugby’s diversity makes it the perfect vehicle to drive a health and activity led initiative; as a sport rugby can offer playing opportunities and role models to children of all shapes and sizes.

The interactive programme takes a rounded approach to teaching children about leading a healthy lifestyle.

The key aims of the project are to;

• Improve young people’s understanding of what constitutes healthy eating and a healthy diet, as well as increasing their knowledge of food safety.

• Increase young people’s uptake of physical activity.

• Raise awareness of the core competences amongst educational stakeholders.[1]

• Work as a contribution towards the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines that all children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least an hour a day.

““Today, almost three in ten boys and girls aged 2 to 15 are classed as either overweight or obese.[2] If trends continue, by 2025 47% of men and 36% of women could be obese.

This future burden of ill health and obesity will be borne both by the individual and more broadly by the state healthcare system. Tackling obesity today is therefore high on both the government’s and media’s agenda.

Delivering change that ensures all British children live healthy and active lifestyles requires an approach which can pass on information and inspiration to eat more healthily; tackles inactivity by promoting fundamentals of movement; and teams up with children, teachers, parents and professional sport to make changes in the long term.

Premiership Rugby’s Something to Chew On healthy living programme does just that and we are very excited to partner with our sponsor, The Supporters Club, to deliver this programme. We are also grateful for the technical and advisory support of Public Health England.” Wayne Morris, Community and Corporate Responsibility Director, Premiership Rugby

“Learning how to choose, cook and eat safe, healthy food from a young age is an invaluable skill. By ensuring youngsters develop these important life skills and good habits early; we hope this will have a positive and lasting impact throughout their lives.

We know through our work, including the Change 4 Life campaign, that making healthy eating relevant and fun is crucial to engaging and empowering children and young people. This is why Public Health England is delighted to be involved in a long term commitment with Premiership Rugby on the Something to Chew On programme, which offers an exciting and creative way of reaching this age group.

Something to Chew On helps children to learn about nutrition, the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and being active as part of a healthy lifestyle. We have no doubts that children taking part in the programme will find learning these skills both fun and stimulating.” Professor Kevin Fenton, Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England

“The Supporters Club from BT Sport aims to build a better world by bringing people together through sport. Thanks to BT Sport customer donations, we are pleased to be partnering with Premiership Rugby to deliver a healthy eating programme, Something to Chew On, that helps children and their families in making the right decisions about health, exercise and food.” Pete Oliver, Managing Director, BT Consumer Commercial, Marketing and Digital.



Something to Chew On helps children to learn about nutrition, the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and being active as part of a healthy lifestyle. We have no doubts that children taking part in the programme will find learning these skills both fun and stimulating.” Professor Kevin Fenton, Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England

“The Supporters Club from BT Sport aims to build a better world by bringing people together through sport. Thanks to BT Sport customer donations, we are pleased to be partnering with Premiership Rugby to deliver a healthy eating programme, Something to Chew On, that helps children and their families in making the right decisions about health, exercise and food.” Pete Oliver, Managing Director, BT Consumer Commercial, Marketing and Digital.

 

 

London Irish launches ‘Rugby4All’ programme

 

London Irish will launch the Rugby4All programme in the Slough area this year.

Rugby4All is Premiership Rugby’s innovative programme backed by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to promote diversity and equality in rugby. The programme aims to increase the number of women and girls involved in the sport, to provide better access for disabled people and to promote the game among Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups.

Delivered by Premiership Rugby clubs, the programme aims to recruit and train 240 BME coaches. In high BME communities, 1,800 primary school children will be given opportunities to try rugby, and there will be taster sessions for 600 11-15 year olds with 240 of them progressing into a player development programme.

The new programme will also provide 7,200 secondary school girls with the chance to play rugby, and will support female players to join local rugby clubs. In addition, 480 teachers and volunteers will be trained to support the growth of girls rugby.

Mark McCafferty, CEO of Premiership Rugby is pleased that the programme will work alongside Premiership Rugby’s existing community programmes to expand the reach of the game.

 “We are very proud to have been given this grant from the Equality and Human Rights Commission so that Premiership Rugby can work to broaden the appeal of rugby union into new communities,” said McCafferty.

“We have a hugely diverse community programme that is race and gender blind but this is the first time that Premiership Rugby will deliver a programme specifically designed to increase participation within these two target groups.

“It’s about making rugby more widely available to people, encouraging people to get involved and to enjoy all the great things that happen as a result of being involved in rugby.”

The grant awarded to Premiership Rugby is part of a £2m investment from the Government through EHRC into programmes to encourage more women and BME groups to participate in sport.

Minister for Sport, Helen Grant backed the Rugby4All programme at its launch.

"Women's rugby is at an all-time high right now following England's World Cup win and this initiative from Premiership Rugby and the EHRC will build on that further encouraging more women and girls to get involved,” said the Minister for Sport.
 
"It's great that investment will also go into growing the game among BME communities – both as participants and coaches. Hosting next year's Rugby World Cup in England gives us a huge opportunity to broaden the appeal of the sport and it's one that we must make the most out of.”

"Rugby is a fantastic way of bringing people together whatever their backgrounds, developing skills and providing great health benefits,” said Lord Holmes, Disability Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

“Everyone should have the same opportunity to get involved in the game regardless of their ability, gender or social background.”

"We look forward to working with Premiership Rugby to build on the inspirational power of the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games and to harness the major investment promised in the bids to grow rugby across diverse communities and get more people involved as participants and coaches."

For more information about the Rugby4All programme including how to get involved, please visit premiershiprugby.com/rugby4all.

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