Premiership Rugby’s Tackling Health programme is an interactive project for children aged seven to eight which takes a holistic approach to teaching children about their own health, wellbeing and about leading a healthy lifestyle with a rugby focus.
The programme sees community foundation staff deliver up to 6 weeks of classroom and practical sessions with the chance for each school to join us for a tag rugby festival.
Delivered by Bristol Bears Community Foundation in partnership with the Greggs Foundation, the key aims of the project are to improve young people’s understanding of what constitutes healthy eating and a healthy diet and to increase levels of physical activity.
Impact and Outcomes
- Over 1,100 children from Bristol & South Glos schools have completed the programme
- All children surveyed agreed they know what constitutes a healthy diet
- 96% of children took part in more than 5 hours of tag rugby as part of the programme
- More than 560 children made use of complimentary tickets to attend a Bristol Bears fixture
Working with children from years 3 & 4, the programme sees community coaches delivering both classroom and practical sessions before swapping and completing the other activity during one morning or afternoon per week. In addition, community coaches can offer after-school TAG rugby sessions to further support children's engagement in regular organised sport and physical activity.