Aviva Premiership Rugby 'Tackling by Numbers'
Aviva Tackling Numbers, in partnership with Premiership Rugby, is an innovative programme for 7-9 year olds which makes learning about numbers and financial education fun and engaging. Through the programme, which is delivered by the 12 Premiership Rugby clubs, 64,000 children have been introduced to maths and numbers outside of the regular classroom environment.
Chisholm joined Harlequins teammate Ben Botica and England World Cup winner Will Greenwood at our school to take part in a maths session and play in a game of tag rugby, and he is confident the scheme is making the subject more accessible than ever before.
"We've been doing a lot of maths with the kids here this morning, and Ben Botica and I even had a bit of a maths challenge, which I'm ashamed and gutted to say I lost on a tiebreaker," he said."But regardless, Aviva Tackling Numbers is an awesome programme, and it's been good fun getting outside on a sunny day to play some tag rugby with the kids too. They have all reacted brilliantly to the way they are being taught these skills with numbers, and Will Greenwood has been down here too and the kids loved seeing him."
He also said, "Tackling Numbers clearly frames the numeracy skills in a really accessible way, makes it exciting, and if you do love sport, as these kids do, it's a great way to learn. It works both ways; kids who are great at maths get the chance to get healthier with the tag rugby, and the kids that love sport get the opportunity to develop in the classroom. It's a scheme for everyone."