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New Rugby League education programme available to schools in Preston

Posted on - 31st July, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Schools, Sport, University
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A new resource is available to schools across Preston.

As one of the hosts for Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), schools across Preston are being encouraged to download a brand-new classroom resource ahead of children returning to school in September.

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RLWC2021 has put impactful legacy projects as one of the central objectives of a tournament which promises to engage with and inspire communities to use the power of sport as a force to effect a positive change.

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Already branded as the biggest and best ever Rugby League World Cup in history, the launch of the RLWC2021 Education Programme will not only educate but also motivate the next generation of rugby league fans.

Designed by teachers for teachers, the classroom resources will allow educators to devise and deliver themed lessons which capture the cultural and geographical scope of the tournament, featuring men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions simultaneously.

Rugby League World Cup trophy Pic: Leeds Library and Information Service
Preston will play host to the Welsh rugby team next year. Pic: Leeds Library and Information Service

The schools signed up to the education resources will also have access to ticket offers and competitions to win World Cup prizes including trophy visits, ambassador visits, World Cup memorabilia and much more.

The curriculum-linked resources are available across the country to download now as teachers plan for the return of schools in September.

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Tracy Power, Legacy Director of RLWC2021, said: “This is a perfect example of bringing our tournament strapline of ‘the power of together’ to life through this exciting schools programme.

“By harnessing the inspirational nature of RLWC2021 with schools and children across England, we can now deliver a project which can showcase rugby league as a force for good in our core communities.

“We hope to take RLWC2021 into as many classrooms as possible through this programme as we continue to deliver on our mission to leave a lasting legacy.”

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RLWC2021 will work with One Community Trust to deliver the project. Gary Cunningham, CEO, One Community Trust, said: “We were honoured to be given the opportunity to create the educational resources for Rugby  League World Cup 2021.

“Teachers know what quality teaching and learning looks like and we are confident that the RLWC2021 resources can offer children enjoyable, relevant and thought-provoking experiences.”

“They are underpinned by the four values of being bold and brave, authentic, world class and inclusive. We are proud of the work our teachers have done to create unprecedented resources during unprecedented times. We hope educators enjoy using them as much as we did in creating them.”

Visit the RLWC2021 website to access the new educational resources.

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