Introduction to the Programme
Something to Chew On in association with Premiership Rugby, Public Health England and, BT Sport's The Supports Club, is an interactive project aimed at teaching 7-8 year olds about their own health and wellbeing with a rugby focus. Including fun, interactive and educational classroom sessions with a weekly theme teamed up with tag rugby sessions to help promote healthy activity.
What is the aim of the programme?
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
• 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
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Who can get involved in the programme?
The Something to Chew On programme is available to any Primary School in a low percentile area of deprivation with a Y3 and/or 4 keen to play tag rugby and learn all about healthy eating choices and more! So far over 30 schools have taken part in the programme from inner-city Leicester including three schools being chosen to represent Leicester Tigers at a showpiece event at the Premiership Rugby Finals day at Twickenham.
How to book?
If you're interested in booking onto Something to Chew On please contact Leicester Tigers Rugby Development Officer Justin Loveridge on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0770 360 1217.
"Children were engaged and enthused to learn from day one. The mix of physical and theory got them thinking/reflecting. Children had a good role model to look up to (Gaz, Leicester Tigers Rugby Development Officer). They learnt new skills and practised these. Took children away from thinking ball games is always football." - Holycross Primary School.