Local School Give Twickenham Something To Chew On

Friday 22 May 2015 Written by: Adam

120 pupils from across the country who have taken part in Premiership Rugby’s Something To Chew On programme are to play in a tag rugby demonstration on the pitch at Twickenham ahead of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final.

Premiership Rugby’s Something to Chew On programme aims to encourage healthy living habits amongst primary school pupils using rugby.
A healthy partnership

Something To Chew On is jointly funded by BT Sport’s The Supporters Club, and Public Health England, who also provide the technical and advisory support for the programme.

The Supporters Club is BT Sport’s charitable initiative that aims to build a better world through sport. BT Sport customers raise money for The Supporters Club which is used to change the lives of young people.

Over 7,000 boys and girls have already taken part in Something to Chew On, with almost half saying that they now consume fizzy drinks, snacks and crisps less frequently

Rugby’s diversity makes it the perfect vehicle to drive a health and activity led initiative; as a sport rugby can offer playing opportunities and role models to children no matter their background or ability.

A team of ten children from Kenton Bar Primary will be taking part in the Something To Chew On demonstration on the pitch. Pupils were chosen because of their fantastic attitude throughout the programme, proactive involvement and great performance in the festival!

Our community coach Dan Simpson, says: “Throughout this year children at Kenton Bar and a number of other schools across the region have enjoyed taking part in Something To Chew On, and we’ve had a lot of feedback to say how much the programme has helped them enjoy a more healthy diet.

“For those children heading down to Twickenham for the Aviva Premiership final, this will be a huge event. Not only do they get to enjoy a trip to London but they will also experience playing on the pitch at the home of English rugby! However, the children from Kenton Bar Primary really deserve the experience thanks to their hard work and positive attitudes throughout.”