An innovative new app harnessing latest technology and sporting role models to help primary school children discover their inner champion
Premiership Rugby is on a mission to improve the lives and prospects of children and young people across England, using the power of rugby to inspire the current generation to learn, be active and discover their inner champion to help them achieve their potential.
Understanding that being a champion isn’t just about being on the winning team, lifting trophies or scoring straight A’s, Premiership Rugby have developed Premiership Rugby Champions – an interactive cross curriculum-based digital app to inspire primary school children’s learning across multiple subjects whilst embedding digital literacy outcomes and developing important life skills.
Curriculum mapped content
Developed with expert learning technology company, Aspire 2Be, Premiership Rugby Champions will provide FREE interactive themed project based lesson plans for use in the classroom and outside. With digital literacy at the heart of all content, the first resources will tackle health, with modules on tackling numeracy and character to follow as the term progresses.
It uses the inspiration and role models of Premiership Rugby Clubs to connect pupils’ learning to the world around them, via themed digital content and lesson materials. Initially aimed at primary schools (7-11-year-olds), the app aims to improve the educational outcomes for young children, increasing their digital know-how, self-esteem and raising their aspirations.
Rugby World Cup
“With rugby firmly in the spotlight this autumn because of the Rugby World Cup, we have the opportunity to influence perceptions, attitudes and behaviours for life. Our players will become role models to so many young people, so the launch of the Premiership Rugby Champions app is incredibly timely.” Said Wayne Morris, Community & Corporate Social Responsibility Director at Premiership Rugby
“We appreciate teachers are extremely busy with resources stretched. We hope this app will help teachers create engaging, interactive lesson plans in line with the national curriculum and that pupils can relate to and be inspired by.”
Developed by teachers for teachers
Pilot testing of the app was carried out with a group of teachers in Hertfordshire, in partnership with reigning Premiership champions Saracens and the Hertfordshire Sports Partnership. Initial feedback has been incredibly positive with teachers reporting a positive impact on pupils as well as complimenting the ease of use of the platform, its effectiveness of meeting curriculum requirements and the adaptability of content to different age groups.
“All of the sessions really engaged the students. As a teacher, it gives me everything I need and is packed with relevant curriculum links and resources.” Year 4 Teacher, High Wych Church of England Primary School
“We got how it worked straightaway, it was really simple and effective. I really enjoyed that we all had to work as a team together.” Year 5 Pupil, Bedwell Primary School
Register early and win
Be one of the first 1,000 teachers to download the app and you will be entered into a prize draw to win tag rugby equipment for your school.
Grow a classroom full of champions with the Premiership Rugby Champions App. Available for download now on iOS and Android.
To find out more about Premiership Rugby Champions, visit http://www.premiershiprugby.com/champions and download the app.