Scottish Rugby has launched an innovative new schools programme to help promote rugby in Primary schools and encourage youngsters to take up the sport.
With Scotland currently in action at the Rugby World Cup in England, there is a unique opportunity to inspire the next generation of players. Scottish Rugby has teamed up with Glasgow Life and local rugby clubs to develop the ‘Scotland and the Rugby World Cup’ schools resources for primary schools across the country.
Scottish Rugby Ambassador, Chris Paterson MBE, said: “It is important for children to be given the opportunity to try as many sports as possible, to help them see the benefits of exercise and an active lifestyle.
“When I was at school I got my first taste of playing rugby and enjoyed the camaraderie of training alongside my friends.
“The aim of this project is to develop an understanding and appreciation of the game of rugby and to generate interest among pupils as they follow Scotland’s progress at the Rugby World Cup.”
The schools pack provides a set of key learning resources aimed at primary school teachers and children, to give them an understanding of rugby and in particular the rugby World Cup which is being hosted in England.
It covers a number of key areas including venues, team colours, flags, national anthems, players’ diet, media coverage, television commentary and the rules of the game itself.