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MotivatEd launches National Curriculum-linked rugby website with Premiership Rugby and The Rugby

Cambridge based e-Learning specialist MotivatEd has partnered with Premiership Rugby and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to create Rugby World Cup 2011 learning resources for The Rugbee Ground – a new rugby-themed website for teachers and pupils.

 
PRLog - Sep. 29, 2011 - The site, developed by MotivatEd and Premiership Rugby, features National Curriculum Key Stage 2 and 3 learning resources for primary and secondary schools. The first resource set, created through the RFU’s teacher networks, is themed around various aspects of the Rugby World Cup 2011, including planning, teamwork, geography, statistics, fitness, nutrition, citizenship, reading, and the mathematical mechanics of a rugby match.

One such resource module focuses on the bidding process involved in becoming the host nation of a future Rugby World Cup, encouraging pupils to research the process, detail their findings and create their own bid presentation.  Another module focuses on numeracy and the importance of angles in relationship to rugby passing and kicking.

As well as a comprehensive set of downloadable lesson plans and suggested activities for teachers, the site will feature several exciting games for students that reinforce rugby-themed literacy and numeracy learning - whilst engaging strongly with pupils through interactive digital media.

A major new interactive entertainment and learning zone called Rugbee, developed in association with and themed around Aviva Premiership Rugby, will launch on The Rugbee Ground site in October 2011.

All of the site resources have been developed with the input of specialist groups of practising teachers to ensure that they are of maximum use.  They are written for teachers by teachers and therefore are directly applicable to the specific educational stage and the current teaching environment.  

Wayne Morris, Head of Community at Premiership Rugby, said: “The Rugbee Ground will be an exciting extension of Premiership Rugby’s community activity, providing teachers with high quality resources and helping students improve their literacy and numeracy in an engaging and fun way.  We are delighted to be working with both MotivatEd and the RFU to use the power of rugby’s leading brands to help raise academic achievement.”

Mark Saltmarsh, National Schools Development Manager at the RFU, said: “We are launching a host of resources to help schools alongside the profile of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.  We aim to support school improvement by giving teachers tools that help them engage students in school and their learning.  Working with MotivatEd and Premiership Rugby means that we can provide attractive and professional teacher resources which are instantly available for free online.”

Phil Clegg, CEO of MotivatEd said: “It’s really exciting for us to be working with Premiership Rugby and the RFU on this project.  We specialise in engaging educationally with children through their love of sport and the Rugby World Cup 2011 has given us an incredibly rich and exciting source of material on which to base the first set of pupil-friendly digital resources.”

The Rugbee Ground site can be accessed at www.rugbeeground.com

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Notes to Editors:

About MotivatEd Ltd
MotivatEd is the UK’s leading developer of innovative and interactive sports-themed e-learning materials. Its award winning products are designed by qualified professionals to hit specific educational objectives and inspire the largest possible audience. Founded in 2002 by ex-Dorling Kindersley Education Director Phil Clegg, MotivatEd is firmly positioned at the cutting edge of the e-learning arena - its products engaging and empowering millions of users worldwide.

For further information please contact:
Dominic Cahalin, Head of Marketing, MotivatEd, dominic.cahalin@motivated.ltd.uk   +44 (0)1223 265624 / +44 (0)7964 113842

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MotivatEd is the UK’s leading developer of innovative and interactive sports-themed e-learning materials. Its award winning products are designed by qualified professionals to hit specific educational objectives and inspire the largest possible audience. Founded in 2002 by ex-Dorling Kindersley Education Director Phil Clegg, MotivatEd is firmly positioned at the cutting edge of the e-learning arena - its products engaging and empowering millions of users worldwide.

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