It’s not just the pupils who have been back in the classroom this month, with Leicester Tigers going back to school to help in the community.
With support from club partners at The Nottingham Building Society, Tigers have been running activity sessions for more than 600 youngsters at schools in the city and county since the doors were re-opened earlier this month and there are plans for even more after the Easter break.
Steve Hanna, from the club’s community team, is one of the leaders on the NBS project, and even put on sessions at the primary school that he attended as a youngster.
He said: “It was brilliant to see kids enjoying being outdoors, running around and trying rugby for the first time.”
After attending another school with an NBS tag rugby taster session, Steve added: “It’s great to see so many Year 4 pupils enjoying the game for the first time. I’m excited to return next week.”
Schools have been delighted to welcome Tigers with some, including Parklands in Wigston, taking to social media to say how much they have enjoyed welcoming the club as schools plan activities to keep pupils active and interested after returning to the classroom.
The Leicester Tigers community team has a range of programmes available for schools to tap into and share the club’s staffing, resource and expertise in supporting education and encouraging healthy lifestyles with positive activity and exercise.
All programmes are co-ordinated and delivered by the full-time professional Community team at Tigers and operate within NGB and Public Health guidelines for Covid-safe delivery.
Our aim is to add resources to help schools as they face immense challenges under these unique circumstances. Tigers are open, operational and looking for more schools, primary and secondary, to work with throughout 2021.
If you want to know more, or want to book sessions with the team, email [email protected].