Week Two of Game Changers 2014 was greeted by more sunshine today (Tuesday) as the 25 boys from schools across the area got their hands dirty on and off the rugby field.
With this being Nutrition and Cooking week, the kids served up chicken kebab and stuffed mushrooms for lunch before taking to the rugby pitch in the afternoon.
Paul Martin, Director of Activate Sport who are delivering the programme, said:
“This week is all about trying to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle which can aid concentration and help the kids’ performances on the rugby field and in the classroom.
“Everyone enjoyed cooking their own lunches and eating them before the afternoon rugby session.
“In terms of the rugby we have been really impressed by the improvement in the second week.
“This week we focused on body positions which are very key.
“Without the correct body positions, injuries can occur, especially in scrums.”
He added: “There are a number of different school kids coming together and so far the boys have been great.
“They have gelled really well as a team.”
Game Changers is a joint Deutsche Bank and London Scottish community-focused programme which combines education and rugby to make a real impact on young people's lives.
2014 is the second year of this initiative and over an eight-week period, 25 students most at risk of exclusion from school will use rugby as a vehicle to drive behavioural change through a comprehensive sports education programme.
Game Changers is part of Born to Be – the Deutsche Bank youth engagement programme which supports realising young people's potential, improving their academic achievement and raising their aspirations.