27 September 2012, 1:57pm
Two Bath Rugby Community coaches, two primary school classes and their teacher, concocted a brilliant afternoon of fun. No-one wanted to go out into the rain, but once they were in the playing fields the sun came out, and it was thumbs up!
Farmborough Primary School children were enjoying their third week of a five week programme called School of Tag. When I arrived, the girls and boys from years three and four, including Miss Roberts their teacher, were running around playing tag. Foundation Manager, Jimmy Deane organised the boys and the girls into two separate teams - it was terrific to see them running about and shouting at the tops of their voices with the sheer determination to win.
“It’s been brilliant,” said Miss Roberts, “we had Steve Middleton here last term, and Jimmy this. It’s always good, the children have loved it. We are doing the Tackling Numbers programme as well,” (this is a numeracy programme developed by Premiership Rugby).
School of Tag is a five week tag rugby programme set up with The Bath Rugby Community Team in conjunction with the Bath and North East Somerset School Sport Partnership to deliver coaching in and around Bath. When the course is complete, Bath Rugby gives all participating children and their families the opportunity to attend a Bath Rugby match at the Rec, and the opportunity to take part in a half-time pitch parade.