Many young students identify athletes including Rugby League players as their heroes. Using this knowledge we are now utilising Rugby League PLayers from the club to make a real educational difference to these kids and show them in person how importat reading and literacy is to be successful in life. This program is particularly successful with reluctant disconnected students. The Read with an Eagle program uses Rugby League Players as reading captains, mentors and tutors in weekly one hour reading sessions over a three week period in public, catholic and independent schools. The aim of the program is to engage students in the classroom and encourage participation in literacy by incorporating players from the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles team. The program runs over three weeks and two players will come to the classroom to assist the teacher and the students. The players attend once a week for three weeks and bring surprise players with them each week. The program will be running in 2017 and we would love to have as many schools involved as possible. For any further details contact the Sea Eagles community team at email@example.com
The Sea Eagles Breakfast Club provides a healthy breakfast and nutrition skills to school children to help them start the day well, fuelling their minds for learning and providing the energy they need to get through the day. It helps to raise awareness of the important role a healthy breakfast plays in improving children’s ability to learn.
The breakfast club runs for an hour before school and has a physical and educational component delivered by Sea Eagles players and staff.
In partnership with the NRL our Tackle Bullying program is a powerful anti-bullying message, which aims to empower students to stand up for themselves and others who are being bullied.
The Tackle Bullying kit comes with a DVD and teachers resource including lesson plans and worksheets mapped to the curriculum. The program aims to provide students with tools and role-models to combat bullying and make a positive difference to their lives.
This season we have dramatically increased our level of engagement with our young footballers in our region. An example of this is the increase in participation numbers of young children that have attended our clinics and gala days.