Tackling Street Safety With Primary Children in Sussex

In April we hosted a tag rugby tournament for primary school children in Brighton.

For the 12 weeks leading up the event, the children based from two local schools had been taking part in our Rugby4Change programme. Rugby 4 Change uses rugby to teach children how to stay safe in their community as well as about the dangers of county lines activity.

Our Coach Mentors created 4 teams that mixed the two schools children together before everyone battled it out for the tournament champions trophy.

Our incredible programme partner ‘The Fonthill Foundation’ was on site for the day and awarded the winners trophy to some very excited young people! Their support has made the programme possible, so it was a privilege to have them join us.

As well as the tournament games and award ceremony, our Coach Mentors sat the children down and had everyone reflect on the street safety lessons they have learnt over the past 3 months. Our Coach Mentor Hamid led the reflective discussion, referring to his own experiences with street safety as a young man.

The day was a huge success and we look forward to making this an annual event for future cohorts of school children that take part in the programme.

To hear more about Rugby4Change please contact our Programme Manager Daniel: daniellineker@changefdn.org.uk

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