Wymondham school kids stay active by doing tag rugby classes

School pupils after playing in their first tag rugby session
PHOTO: Supplied
School pupils after playing in their first tag rugby session PHOTO: Supplied
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Last Wednesday, pupils at St Peter’s Primary School in Wymondham started a tag rugby programme, sponsored by The Nottingham Building Society.

This is a free programme run over five weeks, during children’s PE time, with a final festival held at a local rugby club.

St Peter's pupils being taught by Leicester Tigers coach Dominic Owen PHOTO: Supplied

St Peter's pupils being taught by Leicester Tigers coach Dominic Owen PHOTO: Supplied

During the sessions Leicester Tigers community coaches work with pupils to develop and improve their rugby knowledge and ability in a fun and active environment, encouraging the children to lead healthy lifestyles and incorporating positive values that come from the Leicester Tigers training ground.

School pupil Sam said: “We played a lot of fun games and I learnt that if you make a wall, its harder for the opposition to score.”

Headteacher Anne Harvey added: “We’re now looking forward to the next sessions and the final festival, where we can show what we have learnt.”