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Gosberton House Academy has Rugby World Cup fever after an activities day for pupils




Youngsters at Gosberton House Academy in the mood for the Rugby World Cup in Japan after an activities day this term.

Pupils were encouraged to design their own rugby kits, put together fact files on the countries taking part and play mini rugby in the school hall.

There was also a chance to colour in flags of the 20 countries involved and sign a Japanese flag representing the five values of rugby - integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect.

Gosberton House Academy.Photo supplied.
Gosberton House Academy.Photo supplied.

But the highlight for children was a session where they learned how to do the "haka", a ceremonial dance before matches made famous by the New Zealand team, which they then performed in front of their teachers.

A school spokesman said: "The feedback from some parents has been that their children have shown an interest in the Rugby World Cup since the activities day which shows the positive impact and effectiveness these afternoons can have.

"To see the pupils so excited and engaged in something new, while also independently seeking further information about countries playing in the tournament and the five values of rugby union was wonderful.

Gosberton House Academy pupils celebrate the Rugby World Cup in Japan with a Scouting for Schools afternoon.Photo supplied.
Gosberton House Academy pupils celebrate the Rugby World Cup in Japan with a Scouting for Schools afternoon.Photo supplied.

"One pupil said it was really fun to play mini rugby and to learn the haka."

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