Learning doesn’t come naturally to every child. Some children might struggle to keep focussed or struggle to find the confidence to engage with teachers or classmates. Council surveys show that 17% of pupils in B&NES enjoy ‘hardly any’ of their lessons. This is well above the national average.
That’s why Bath Rugby Foundation created its Stickability programme to give young people aged 9 and 10 the opportunities to develop learning skills and confidence. Delivered in primary schools throughout BaNES and Wiltshire, we use a combination of literacy sessions and active tag rugby to reinforce five core learning skills: Individual problem solving; Perseverance and focus; Emotional resilience; Empathy and supporting others; Teamwork and collaboration.
The programme is funded by The Consortium, whose Head Office is based in Trowbridge. The Company allows staff to take time out of their day to assist in delivering the programme and each year employees have volunteered 400 hours of their time, reaching 800 children. Last year, the programme was recognised by the Department for Education who awarded the Foundation with a Character Award.
If you think this programme could change the lives of students in your classroom, get in touch with our Education Manager Jen ([email protected]).