We've just finished our Number Cruncherz Programme at Hazel Grove High School, and it was a huge success.
45 children were involved into the programme, and the children loved it! A couple of students were introduced to rugby for the first time, through the touch rugby which was played, and saw Jonny Wilkinson kick the winning World Cup Drop Goal in 2003! Through the learning of the programme, they've decided that they will take up rugby after the program, which is great news.
Sponsored by MBNA, the Number Cruncherz programme was developed in partnership with the Sale Sharks Community Trust and the Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg) charity.
Through a series of interactive sessions held at the AJ Bell stadium, Number Cruncherz aims to offer 15,000 11-12 year olds the opportunity to develop their number and financial literacy skills outside of their school environment.
As financial education becomes part of the compulsory national curriculum in England for 11-16 year olds, MBNA and the Sale Sharks Community Trust aim to use this programme to reach out to enable schools to fulfil their commitments in an interesting and engaging way.
The teacher said: "I was very impressed with the program especially the budgeting and income and expenditure sections showing kids where every day money come from and goes out! I would highly recommend it!"
The students at the AJ Bell Stadium, for their lesson with our Community Coaches
The students playing touch rugby, which is part of the programme
For further information on Number Cruncherz programme then please click here. If you are interested in taking part in this programme, or finding out any other programmes that the Sharks Community Trust offer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the Sharks Community Trust offices on 0161 667 7518.