Coventry Sports Foundation believes that rugby and its values can have a great impact on the lives of young people, families and their communities.
Our city has a proud rugby heritage, and our new Engage! programme will seek to build upon this by introducing the sport and its values into more schools, neighbourhoods and families. We will work alongside partner agencies to address some of the known social, health and educational challenges that impact the wellbeing and prospects of our children and young people, particularly those in the more disadvantaged areas of Coventry.
The ultimate aim of this exciting new project is to use rugby and its values as a means of social and educational enrichment. We intend to promote the sport and its values as a way of developing healthy, well-rounded, confident young people who have greater access to opportunities and a real sense of belonging within their local communities.
Coventry Sports Foundation would like to thank the Millerchip Family Fund for their generous financial support, which has made this project possible.
New Engage! Values Programme launched
As part of Coventry’s ten year sports strategy www.covsport.org.uk, the Engage! Values Programme (EVP), at Coventry Sports Foundation, is designed to improve children’s understanding of the core values of Rugby: Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Enjoyment and Discipline, both inside and outside the classroom.
Developed by Teachers and Sports Coaches, the programme supports the OFSTED Framework around character education, especially within the PHSE curriculum. The programme has a variety of options for each school to select as it also covers the criteria set out within the School Sport Premium funding to help develop sustainable improvements to quality of P.E and sport within the school.
Following the successful pilot of the programme, the EVP is available to every Coventry Primary School for FREE at the first time of asking. So if your school is yet to receive the programme, please get in touch and book your place for the 2017/18 academic year now!
Currently the EVP has been delivered in 26 primary schools across Coventry, equating to 1370 young people being educated about how they can show knowledge, application and recognition of the values in school, on the sports field, at home and in their community.
Year Group: FREE to all Year 4/5/6 aged children. EVP is also available for key stages 1-2. Cost: The first 6 week programme is completely FREE! Further programmes, afterschool clubs and any other delivery will be charged for on an individual basis as required. School’s Weekly commitment: 2 hours in total - 1 hour classroom values lesson, and a 1 hour tag rugby session outside, linking both the values and rugby together. Programme Duration: 10 weeks including a tag festival and school assemblies.
To find out more about this and other available programmes we can offer your school, please view our video here and download our brochure below.
If you would like to know more about Engage! and how we can support your school please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.