Aggregate Industries, the Construction and infrastructure company has announced that their ‘Concrete Rugby’ scheme has been a success, as it has managed to reach more than 1,000 pupils in Leicestershire.
Aggregate is based in Coalville and has been working with the rugby union team Leicester Tigers in order to offer children in local schools, education about healthy lifestyles as well as introducing a range of key rugby skills. During these workshops, the children learnt how to play contact or touch Rugby while also engaging in a selection of discussions that look into healthy eating, drugs, road safety, peer pressure and online safety. This scheme has been a great way for the construction and infrastructure company to give back to the local community.
This scheme and others like it, are important to help raise awareness of healthy lifestyles and the role that sport can play in this. The programme has been led by the Rugby Development Officer at Leicester Tigers, Blaine Bonnin-Ward. The first nine months of the scheme have helped to highlight the importance of health and wellbeing for local children and schools.
The Concrete Rugby scheme first started in November 2016 and has since been delivered to 1,081 children across 13 secondary schools. This scheme has been incredibly beneficial for school children in the area, with Rushey Mead School reviving their after school rugby club and more than forty children attending the newly created girls’ rugby club at Saint Martin’s School in Nuneaton.
Aggregate Industries is involved in the quarrying, manufacture and supply of a range of heavy building materials in the construction industry. The company looks to deliver a wide ranging portfolio of sustainable solutions alongside their more traditional product offering. The company works across the UK, Channel Islands and Northern Europe. Aggregate Industries, are continuously working on a range of different projects and activities as part of their work with local communities.