This week London Irish kicked-off Premiership Rugby’s new school programme ‘Tackling Health’.

Tackling Health is a free interactive education programme designed to help teachers embed physical literacy skills and build better understanding and habits among seven and eight-year-olds in year's three and four.

Tackling Health is funded by Greggs Foundation and designed to educational and dietary standards set by Change for Life, Public Health England’s public health campaign.

It will be delivered in classrooms across England by Premiership Rugby clubs but will also make teaching materials available over the internet, with the programme aiming to help more than 30,000 children over two years.

Delivering to schools in the Middlesex, Hampshire and Berkshire areas, London Irish are excited to get things started.

“Tackling Health is a great initiative that we are delighted to be a part of” said Mathew Heeks, inclusion officer (BME).

“Our community coaches are going into the local schools with the aim of educating the children in their holistic approach to their own health, wellbeing and about leading a healthy lifestyle”.

For more information or to see how your school can be involved in the programme, please contact [email protected]

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