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Students Give Bullying the Boot

All this week, Tigers and Aggregate Industries are helping to #GiveBullyingtheBoot in secondary schools across Leicester & Leicestershire. 

Pupils at Hinckley Academy and St Martin’s Catholic Voluntary Academy have been taking part in our Concrete Rugby sessions developing their rugby skills and learning about the effects of bullying.

The five-week initiative aims to get pupils talking about the effects of bullying and Tigers players Dom Barrow, Matt Smith, Ben Betts and George Worth have been sharing advice for youngsters. 

Former Tigers scrum-half and now master-in-charge of rugby at Hinckley Academy, Darren Grewcock, took time out of the session and said: “I look after the development of our 11-18 year-olds in my role and the rugby philosophy and values are a great way to relate with kids as they grow up.

“Concrete Rugby not only helps direct the pupils to channel rugby but also ties in with schools’ principles towards safeguarding bullying so it’s an ideal fit.”

Debbie Murphy, PE teacher at St Martins in Nuneaton, added: “Our students are thoroughly enjoying the rugby coaching sessions. They’re fun, engaging and educational. 

“It’s great to see most of our younger students are quite knowledgeable on the subject of bullying combining this in a sports setting helps to highlight the potential problems and suggests ways in which they should all be more tolerant and fair to each other.”

Throughout the week we’ll be sharing videos with the players as part of Anti-Bullying Week and students and teachers can also get involved across social media by photos and videos with #GiveBullyingtheBoot

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