17 May 13
Harlequins has confirmed an exciting group of pre-season fixtures as it prepares for the start of the 2013-14 season.
There was a special emphasis on cyber-bullying, which is becoming more prevalent via mobile phones and social media use. The children learned that successful rugby teams are made up of different types of people who have to work together to achieve their aim.
Brian Holland Harlequins community rugby coach said. "I believe it is important to get the message across that bullying is not acceptable.
"Our coaching workshops show children how to deal with bullying particularly when they will soon be moving up to secondary schools.
Year 6 teacher Alison Joyce added "The children have learned a lot from this experience about respect for others and team work and being different is good"
After their session, the children were set a task, this was to come up with an anti bullying poster which they could displayaround their schools, the message being to "kick bullying into touch" and that being different is good. Bullying is the biggest reason why children call childline.