Posted on: Thursday 4 July 2019
Players from the Dragons were among those taking part in a walking rugby session in Blaenavon this week as part of a community engagement campaign.
Torfaen Public Services Board, which is made up of public sector organisations serving the borough, hosted the session as part of a wider campaign to engage the parents and grandparents of pupils at Blaenavon VC Heritage School in health education in the early years.
A series of activities in which people had the opportunity to give their views on what can help children in Blaenavon grow up healthy, culminated in a walking rugby taster session at Blaenavon Rugby Club on Monday 1 July. During the session representatives from the community were joined by Dragons stars Harri Keddie and Chris Coleman.
They were supported by pupils and staff from Blaenavon VC Heritage School and prizes for the best ideas will be presented later in the summer.
The campaign tested a new engagement initiative known as a ‘placed-based approach’ that aims to bring the whole community together to address local issues.
Teacher, Leanne Jones, said “It was a very enjoyable afternoon and walking rugby is something that people of all ages can do. The children are very excited to be asked what they think can help them, and other children, grow up healthy and have come up with lots of ideas for us to consider.
For more information, please see www.torfaenpublicservicesboard.co.uk