Schools programme

Workshops

All our workshops include a guided tour of the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

Teachers receive a guide packed full of classroom activity ideas for both before and after your visit, while workshops can be tailored to suit the key stage/age of your class. All our workshops have been devised to meet the criteria of the 'Learning Outside The Classroom' and Curriculum Enrichment' agendas.

On the ball

Discover where and how rugby balls were made in Rugby and hand-stitch your own rugby ball

Join our hands-on workshop where pupils can learn the history of the rugby ball, handling objects and old photographs of ball-making.

Pupils can learn how to stitch and make a ball out of leatherette, stencil a name on the ball using the traditional method before posing for a class photograph with the ball and a traditional velvet rugby cap.

The two-hour workshop costs £130 per class (maximum 30 pupils). We can cater for two classes at this workshop (maximum 60 pupils).

Wear it with pride

We reveal the evolution of the rugby shirt and give pupils the chance to print on fabric and t-shirts

How has the rugby shirt changed since William Webb Ellis picked up the ball and ran with it at Rugby School in 1823?

From a simple school shirt to modern day, high performance fabrics, discover the development of the rugby shirt and how it has evolved in both materials and design.

Pupils can handle kit, find out about logos and print either a square of fabric or a t-shirt. The workshops ends with a chance to dress up and look the part in a traditional velvet rugby cap.

Fabric square printing: two-and-a-half hour workshop costs £160 per class (maximum 30 pupils).

T-shirt printing: three hour workshop costs £190 per class (maximum 30 pupils) plus an extra £1 per child for a t-shirt.

The spirit of the game

Explore the core values of rugby and create a textile banner

Rugby's core values of passion, integrity, solidarity, discipline and respect have endured since the birth of the game.

Pupils can learn about the origins of the game in Rugby, the creation of the game's rules and explore the meaning of the core values.

The workshop includes handling objects and old photographs, and pupils can create textile banners inspired by the game's core values. Pupils end the workshop by posing for a class photograph with the banners while wearing a traditional velvet rugby cap.

The two hour workshop costs £130 per class. We can cater for two classes at this workshop (maximum 60 pupils).