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InspirationALL - educational resource

Inspired by
The Rugby League World Cup 2021 launched an education resource programme as a way of inspiring the next generation of rugby league stars and ensuring the tournament leaves a legacy beyond the final whistle.

It's a collection of free and engaging resources to help teachers deliver rugby league lessons in a fun and exciting way. We've worked with Saints Community Development Foundation to promote it to our borough's primary and secondary schools.

Working with the RFL, the tournament's legacy project, InspirationALL, created an online portal where teachers accessed a full programme to teach tag rugby league for primary school students, or 9s rugby league for secondary school pupils. 

The programme includes an easy-to-digest video, so those who haven't experienced the sport before can learn the basics in the easiest way possible. There are also lesson plans, fixtures templates, certificates and video messages from tournament ambassadors to help inspire pupils.

World Cup-themed school menu - 17-21 October

Our school meals team organised a week-long themed menu to celebrate the borough hosting the tournament.

The menu focused on the cultural foods associated with the countries that will be represented during the games being hosted at the Totally Wicked Stadium - Australia, Italy, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Wales - as well as hosts England.

Dishes included spaghetti bolognese, pork loin, coconut and sweet potato stew, Glamorgan sausage and fruity meringue.

Schools competition

RLWC homepage
We offered schools the opportunity to enter a competition to win tickets to attend the Tonga vs Papua New Guinea game at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Tuesday 18 October.

Each school was assigned a nation to follow for the tournament, with Saints Community Development Foundation providing banners to be placed outside their school.

The focus of the competition was for schools to submit a piece of artwork about the culture and heritage of the nation they are following.

Dance workshops

Power of Together
Through our schools library service, we worked with four St Helens primary schools to deliver a series of Haka and Bollywood dance workshops in our libraries.

The schools involved were Eaves Primary School, Nutgrove Methodist Primary Academy, St Austin's R.C. Primary School and Sherdley Primary School.

At the end of the session, each class performed a new routine.

Meeting the Tonga squad

Tonga RL
Primary and secondary schools in our borough had the opportunity to meet the Tonga squad during specially arranged visits.