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Tackling Numbers Schools Rugby Programme

Read an update from Ben Smiley about our schools numeracy programme

What is the MBNA Tackling Numbers Programme?

Tackling Numbers is an award winning interactive numeracy programme for young children. The programme is developed and delivered by Premiership Rugby in partnership with MBNA. This five-week programme aims to teach 8-9 year olds the importance of number skills in everyday life.

This rugby-themed programme is delivered in schools by representatives from all 12 Premiership Rugby clubs, through classroom-based sessions and practical number-based rugby games. The programme is innovative and engaging, and helps to make learning about numbers fun, exciting and rewarding; inspiring children to improve their numeracy skills and their physical health.

This September and October, we are delivering in the following schools;

  • Butlers Court Primary School, Beaconsfield
  • Chesham Bois CE Combined School, Amersham
  • Grove Road Primary School, Tring
  • Iver Heath Junior School, Slough

London Wasps Tackling Numbers Programme Ambassador Sam Jones told, "Rugby is a fantastic way of getting young people engaged with maths and numeracy. It's great fun and a brilliant way of tying the classroom to the sports pitch. Maths and basic financial literacy are so important and Tackling Numbers helps bring them to life. I just wish my maths classes had taken place on the rugby pitch when I was at school."

Click here for more information and to download the Teacher Resources.

How to get involved

We have spaces available throughout this academic year for your school to get involved in the London Wasps Schools Coaching Programme. Please contact us by filling in the details here.