Ospreys Schools Programme
In line with our drive to be at the very centre of the Ospreylian community, Ospreys Rugby are delighted to announce this exciting new initiative which will shortly be rolled out to the primary schools within the unitary authorities of Swansea, Neath / Port Talbot and Bridgend.
The scheme seeks to engage pupils in Years 5 & 6 and encourage them to develop their oracy, literacy and numeracy skills through investigating various aspects of Ospreys Rugby activities and relating them to aspects of the pupils' own lives. Further to this, the initiative seeks to provide opportunities for pupils to develop their inter-personal skills and enhance their self esteem.
There are 6 educational elements to this programme, delivered through 6 individual lesson plans and complimented by rugby participation sessions, culminate in a rugby festival, with the emphasis firmly on participation!
Areas and benefits of the programme include:
- Who are the Ospreys
- A week in the life of an Ospreys player
- Match Day
- SONY UK Technology Centre Tour
- Interactive Liberty Stadium visit
- Ospreys player school visit
All stake holders in the programme are excited about the prospect of implementing this initiative, which was formerly launched in September 2012, with Education Minister Leighton Andrew AM endorsing the programme.
See footage of the Ospreys Schools Programme launch, as reported by BBC Wales here