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Primary School Tag Festival
We hosted the West Norwich and Dereham Schools Partnership tag festival last week.
Many coach-loads of primary pupils attended and both the organisers and the coach drivers were impressed with the day which was a great success. However, it could not have happened at all if it were not for Andy Pott who generously gave of his time to open up the club for the festival and remained there for the duration helping the organisers and direct the event.
Thanks Andy for your brilliant support for the event!
Hemblington Primary School Rugby Day
Andy Ball and I spent a great day at the school. First off was a school assembly, then a rugby session for every year in the school, which even included a reception class of 4 year olds! The school sent us an email with some of the pupil comments:
"I liked the changing direction activity."
"I loved it."
"I liked passing the ball to each other."
"It was amazing."
"I liked playing the mini match."
"It was outstanding."
"I liked playing in the mini match and the warm up activity. "
"It was fun."
"I liked the game where we had to roll around; we got wet too."
"It was really, really good."
"I enjoyed all of it!"
"My favourite part was the game where animals were called out."
"I liked the activity where we were passing in a line backwards and forwards."
"It got quick, but really confusing."
"It was really interactive."
"They were great at communicating with us."
"I liked that it wasn't always the best group that got picked to demonstrate."
"It was inspiring."
A parent commented to say it was the first thing both her children told her when she collected them. They both raved about it!Some photos are included of a great day
Mile Cross Primary School 20 June 2019
A great day at the school. First of all a full school assembly telling the pupils about the sport and Norwich Rugby Club; getting one of the pupils to put on a club shirt to model it was a highlight!
We then had a whole day of rugby with each class having half hour or three quarters of an hour session to see what sort of things we did at the club and learn some basics of the sport. I have to say that every class worked really hard and we had some good laughs too!
I’ll be in contact next term to see if we can have some of the pupils join us at the club to develop their involvement in the sport. Thanks to all the staff for their support and warm welcome.
The Hewett Academy
I spent the afternoon taking assembly for years 7, 8 and 9. The pupils listened really well and many saw me afterwards keen to give the sport a try. Thanks to the PE teacher Danny Self who was so helpful in organising that for us. I’m back next term to organise some sessions with both boys and girls and then bring them, all to the club to train.
Sprowston Community Academy
I spent the last couple of weeks at Sprowston Community Academy to present them with a set of rugby balls from the club. This was our way of saying ‘Thank You’ to the school for their support for the club and the way their pupils contribute to our teams. I had a lot of pupils asking questions about our club afterwards with many saying they would like to give it a try next season. I’ll be going back in September to reinforce the idea of joining us and have the chance to enjoying the sport.
Year 7 & 8
Woodland View Primary School Rugby Morning
I spent all morning with all the year 5 pupils, a class of year 4 pupils and a class of mixed year 4 and 5 pupils. We spent our time in three 1 hour sessions learning basic rugby skills, trying out tag and having lots of fun in then process. The pupils listened well and tried really hard to do their best. Many of them showed they may well have the ability to take the sport further. They know the season is coming to an end but many were interested in the club sessions next season. So that they have every opportunity to join us we’ll take some fliers to the school in September to remind them when they can come and try more rugby! We hope to see them soon.
Hellesdon High School Presentation
I spent this week speaking at the yr 7 and yr 9 school assemblies at Hellesdon High School. The pupils have been attending training and playing for the club. As a ’thank you’ and to show our appreciation to the school, I presented a set of new rugby balls for the school to use and promote the sport. PE teacher Stephen Gray said, "Our pupils have always participated in rugby positively within school and it’s been fantastic to see so many participate outside of school. Norwich Rugby club create a welcoming and inclusive environment for young people to enjoy.”
Student representatives below seen receiving a bag of rugby balls for the school.