21 May 2013, 2:01pm
The Bath Rugby Community team recently visited the classrooms at Princecroft Primary School, Warminster, thanks to Premiership Rugby's Tackling Numbers programme, delivered in partnership with MBNA.
Tackling Numbers is an award winning interactive numeracy programme for young children. The six week programme aims to teach eight to nine year olds the importance of number skills in everyday life, using tag rugby as a vehicle for learning.
The children at Princecroft Primary were also treated to a special visit from Bath Rugby Academy Player of the Season, Will Spencer..
Will said, "It was fantastic to come down to the school today as the children were full of enthusiasm, their energy and excitement reminded me of how I used to feel when I first started playing rugby as a kid."
"It's great to see rugby being brought into schools at an early age and I am sure programmes like MBNA Tackling Numbers will unearth the next generation of Bath Rugby and England players".
Wayne Morris, Head of Community at Premiership Rugby, said: "Rugby has long been seen as a social game that unites and brings people from all over the world together. In more recent years rugby's ability to engage with children is being used to transcend into the classroom.
"The Tackling Numbers Programme in partnership with MBNA, utilises the power of rugby to promote the understanding and learning of numeracy in a fun and enjoyable way. The classroom sessions are supported by practical PE sessions that unite an active mind with an active body."
The Bath Rugby Community team will be running various rugby camps over the summer months, so please keep an eye on the Bath Rugby website for more information coming soon.