On Thursday afternoon, as part of the Premiership Rugby Healthy Eating scheme 'Something to Chew On'; Gloucester Rugby visited Elmbridge Junior School in Gloucester as part of their ongoing healthy living education programme.
Something to Chew On is a five-week programme consisting of a blend of education on basic nutritional science, in conjunction with tag rugby coaching in physical education lessons that all work to compliment the nutritional education.
10 schools in total have signed up and received the programme in the Gloucester and Cheltenham district. On Thursday it was the turn of Class Five, Year Four at Elmbridge Junior School in Gloucester.
The schools receive a 'Something to Chew On' resource and education pack containing full lesson plans, as well as a selection of new rugby equipment so they can enjoy the game as well as learning nutritional sciences.
Gloucester Rugby Community Rugby Development Manager Simon Monahan visited Elmbridge Junior School last week for a sixth week of lessons and a practical food session.
"I showed the students two healthy breakfast and lunch snacks, recipes that they can take home with them and reproduce themselves. All of the recipes include all of the vitally important macro-nutrients needed for a healthy and balanced diet.
"Something which is hugely important for young students that want to exercise and want to eat the right meals in order to gain the energy needed to run around and play sport!"
The programme also includes an invitation to the Gloucester Rugby tag rugby festival taking place at All Saints Academy on Thursday 10th July.
Tom Marshall scored his first Gloucester try in the 31-23 win over Saracens on Friday evening and was named Man of the Match. Talking to GRTV, he praised the forwards for setting the tone on the night.
Matt Scott was on media duty this week, and the Scottish international spoke about the benefit of having a full week of training with his club mates and the determination to get back to performing well against Saracens this Friday evening.
After the disappointment of last weekend's performance at Leicester, Director of Rugby David Humphreys told GRTV that he expects a big response from Gloucester in Friday's Aviva Premiership fixture at home to Saracens (kick off 7:45pm).
Gloucester travel to Tigers this Saturday in good spirits, and fly half Billy Burns is looking forward to testing himself in one of the toughest environments in the league as the Cherry and White hunt vital points as attention returns to the Aviva Premiership
After a good run of recent results, Gloucester will travel to take on Leicester in a good frame of mind according to Director of Rugby David Humphreys, but are well aware of the challenge that lies in wait.
Sunday saw Gloucester Rugby host the Land Rover Cup at Dean Close School in Cheltenham, and it was Tewkesbury and Old Pats who will represent the club at Twickenham in the U11s and U12s categories respectively.
As part of its commitment to player welfare, The Rugby Players' Association (RPA) has today officially launched #LiftTheWeight, a new campaign that aims to help remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues and offer the necessary tools and support to enable our members to enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life, both on the field and off it.