The sessions teach children vital financial skills, which will be beneficial to them in later life, teaching them about budgeting, saving and spending. Number Cruncherz is hoping to reach over 15,000 Year 7 students across the North West of England and North Wales, with the help of the UK's financial education charity PFEG.
The first session was attended by Year 7 pupils from Stretford Grammar School, and was hosted by the Sharks Community Trust coaches, as well as Mark Cueto and Michael Paterson.
Over the course of the day, the pupils learnt invaluable lessons in money management, as well as getting the chance to tour the AJ Bell stadium, and even played some tag rugby with England international Mark Cueto.
From September 2014, financial education sessions similar to what Number Cruncherz delivers will be a critical part of the national curriculum, and MBNA and the Sale Sharks Community Trust are looking forward to helping schools deliver these requirements.
Director of Rugby, Steve Diamond said "Using the power and reach of rugby, we can really make a difference, as well as giving these children an experience that will last them a lifetime."
Ian O'Doherty, Chief Executive of MBNA said "By taking lessons outside of the school environment with the help of some of the biggest names in English rugby, we're aiming to help thousands of children better manage their money in the future, and provide them with a good foundation for financial literact in adulthood"
To see exactly what the students got up to on the day, view the video here.
More information about this programme is available on MBNA's website
If you or your school would like to take part in the FREE Number Cruncherz Programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 667 7518