Shark Skool

Sharks Skool improves young people’s aspirations, employability and life skills.


The programme is designed to use the core values of rugby, teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship to help improve goal setting and employability by working with learners to discuss; different types of employment, how they can set their own goals and targets how young people can help themselves to become more employable and how they can develop their own personal skills and interests. Further to this, the young people will take part in a physical activity session.


Sale Sharks player Arron Reed on a visit to students from Egerton High School


The programme targets small groups of pupils at schools, who are signposted to engage within the project as they experience behavioural issues at school, often because they were disengaged. The programme not only improves their employment skills but will led to improvements in their overall behaviour at school and in other lessons. These outcomes are from a 10 week programme delivered at Harrop Fold School, Salford.



“It is great to see the progress the students have made in such a short time. Using the core vales of rugby as a basis for the lessons, we have helped the participants become more motivated and engaged which has helped them in other areas of their school life. We are looking forward to return to the school in the summer term and to start work with a new cohort, and also looking at how we can work with some of the participants over the summer months to signpost them onto other training programmes or courses so they don’t drop out after leaving school.”

Education Manager, Des Howlett 



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