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