As the only rugby union team in the North West we know it is our responsibility to help the young Sharks in our local schools. Working with children in primary schools up to the age of 11, we are committed to improving children’s physical and mental wellbeing, whilst growing their love of rugby.
HITZ is the award-winning education programme developed by Premiership Rugby that helps previously unemployed young people aged 16 to 19 to turn their lives around. Our Community Trust here at Sharks deliver this programme in our local area, offering a combination of sport and education, alongside employability and issue-based sessions (such as drug and alcohol awareness).
The classroom sessions focus on increasing the children’s understanding of food safety & nutrition and regular exercise. Tag Rugby sessions are delivered each week as part of the programme, to increase levels of physical activity. Each school will be given their own tag rugby equipment so that they can continue playing after the programme has ended.
Sharks community trust and central YMCA have joined forces to expand the ‘Sharks Advantage Programme’ which helps 16-18 year olds in the community to have the help they need before heading into the world of employment. We’re here to help our Sharks family in any way we can.
Here at Sale Sharks we love inspiring our mini sharks and we have a number of school programmes which we can support with. Whether it’s in-class programmes or you want a session on the field our community coaches are here to support.
Since it launched, it has helped thousands of primary school aged children to get moving more whilst enjoying learning and improving digital literacy at the same time. Developed by teachers for teachers, Premiership Rugby Champions provides interactive, fun themed project-based KS2 lesson plans and materials for use in the classroom and outside.
Are you AO-K
‘Are you AO-K’ also covers the relationship between social media and mental well-being as well as cyber-bullying. To show the children how they can manage their screen time, they will discuss amongst themselves what they enjoy most about playing with either their friends or siblings. This will help them understand that in person interactions are just as enjoyable as connecting online.