Saracens - Sunnyfields Primary tackle numbers

Mar 14, 2013

Sunnyfields Primary tackle numbers

Year 4 pupils from Sunnyfields Primary in Barnet delivered a thrilling Tackling Numbers whole school assembly recently, showing their parents and the rest of the school what they had learnt during the project.

All pupils were then presented with their certificates by their Saracens Coach and Head teacher.

The class had been putting their maths skills to the test in rugby related class room lessons, looking at the Premiership Rugby table and points system, as well as designing their own stadiums using different shapes and polygons. These sessions are complimented with an hour of tag rugby, learning the essential skills needed to become an exciting tag rugby player.

Sunnyfields Primary which is situated on the doorstep of Saracens new home Allianz Park, gave the perfect setting for the pupils in the area to learn more about the new neighbours and excite them on the prospect of seeing and using the new artificial pitch and facilities in the future.

"I'm so glad that Saracens have been able to come into our school andwork with the pupils, it has given them more of an idea about rugby andwe are all excited about the new stadium that is in walking distance for us," said Headteacher Clare Rees.

Tackling Numbers is an award winning interactive numeracy programme for young children delivered through both classroom sessions and practical number-based rugby games. The programme is developed and delivered by Premiership Rugby in partnership with MBNA.

This five week programme aims to teach 8-9 year olds the importance of number skills in everyday life. This innovative and engaging programme makes learning about numbers fun, exciting and rewarding, inspiring children to both improve their numeracy skills and their physical health.

For more details about the Tackling Number programme please contactLewis Sones, Sport Development Officer at or 07877 109778.

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