Christian Wade - KBIT Ambassador
Bure Park School from Bicester were one of the schools that took part in our NSPCC Kick Bullying Into Touch (KBIT) Programme delivered throughout January and February. Community Coach's Ian Isham and Nathaniel Greathead visited Bicester in Oxfordshire to get the children working on a range of Tag Rugby skills through lots of different games, while teaching them about some key issues surrounding bullying with a NSPCC themed anti-bullying quiz.
Following the in-school session, the pupils were invited to Adams Park Stadium for London Wasps vs Exeter Chiefs in the LV= Cup on the 28th January 2012. Bure Park School formed our Tunnel of Honour to welcome the London Wasps and Exeter Chiefs onto the field, before later demonstrating their Tag Rugby skills on the pitch during our half-time.
After the main match we invited the children to our Junior Press Club, where they had a chance to meet our KBIT Ambassador Christian Wade. The children and their parents were involved in an Anti-Bullying Q & A Session with Christian about his experiences of bullying, and his rugby career to date.
Christian told wasps.co.uk, "It was a really good opportunity to engage with some of the younger Wasps supporters and answer some of their questions about bullying, my experiences of dealing with bullying and hopefully it can help some of them out. Ian (Isham) told me that the Kick Bullying Into Touch Programme has been a really fun programme to deliver because it enables the kids to think about bullying and how to help prevent it in a different and enjoyable way. Well done to everyone involved."
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