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MBNA Tackling Numbers Programme Phase Three

Read more from Programme Coordinator Ben Smiley

We will be delivering the third phase of our Tackling Numbers numeracy-based programme in 2 schools in the Buckinghamshire area during Phase 3 of the London Wasps Community Schools Programme. The 6-week programme will be delivered to Year 3 and 4 children at:

  • Naphill and Walters Ash Primary School
  • The Stoke Poges School

A young London Wasps fan from the Naphill and Walters Ash Primary School was at our game v Mogliano and said, "We are really looking forward to having Wasps come to our school. I like maths and can't wait to do some classroom sessions about how we can use rugby and maths together to learn. I have played Tag Rugby before and like running with the ball."

What is the MBNA Tackling Numbers Tag Rugby 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.

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

Following the start of year 3 of the MBNA Tackling Numbers Programme, Director of Communications for MBNA, John Greaves, said; "Tackling Numbers complements the efforts of teachers in schools to provide the foundations for good numeracy skills and is giving children memorable experiences that will last them a lifetime.

"Together with Premiership Rugby, we have created a programme that is equipping young people with the knowledge and tools to help them manage their money in the future – and how better to do that than to engage them in mathematics in a practical and enjoyable way, with some of the stars of English rugby."


The London Wasps Community Schools Programme has spaces throughout this academic year. If you would like your school to get involved, please contact us by filling in the details here.