Sport and Education

All Schools Rugby

Lessons for life

Sport is proven to have a major positive impact on young people’s health, wellbeing, self-esteem and future prospects. As principal partner of England Rugby’s All Schools programme, CBRE aims to reinforce the link between sport and success and help a new generation of children benefit from the increased discipline, fitness and focus that come with playing rugby.

The health benefits are clear

The benefits of playing sport for children in terms of health and fitness are well known. According to the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, those children who increase their fitness through sport:

  • Lower their lifetime risk of six diseases
  • Build a lifelong habit of participation in physical activity
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Improve their social and mental wellbeing

However, regularly playing sport is also shown to help children improve their educational performance and career prospects.  England Rugby’s All Schools programme provides a great opportunity to raise awareness of the lasting personal, educational and professional benefits that ‘growing the game’ in schools will bring.

By helping to develop soft skills such as communication, teamwork and confidence, sport enhances academic achievement, technical knowledge and experience, paving the way for future success.

Unifying power

Perhaps more than other organised sports, rugby lives by a set of core values, which England Rugby defines as:

  • Teamwork
  • Respect
  • Enjoyment
  • Discipline
  • Sportsmanship

To date, 87% of those participating schools surveyed claim to have adopted these values. By encouraging this kind of engagement, the All Schools programme aims to bring the unifying power of rugby into classrooms and children’s lives, creating a positive lasting legacy  in schools and society as a whole.

“We want to create a world-class education system that gives children all the skills they need to succeed in modern Britain. Rugby can help instil confidence, discipline and determination in young people so I’m delighted the All Schools programme is giving so many young people the chance to take up the sport.” Edward Timpson, Children and Families Minister

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