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Danesfield School recognised by RFU for Promoting Participation in Rugby

On Saturday 7th March, England played Wales in a crucial, and always hotly contested, 6 Nations game. The game was played in a packed Twickenham Stadium with over 80,000 spectators, with millions around the world watching on TV. In recognition of the work that Danesfield has done to promote participation in rugby, we were nominated and chosen to take one player to celebrate 750 schools being involved in the All Schools Rugby scheme. Before the game, schools were introduced and only two were honoured with an overview of what they had achieved over the past few years - Danesfield was the first to receive that honour! 

We had a long but exciting day which involved a bonus visit of the The Stoop (home of Harlequins RFC), being given lots of Canterbury rugby kit, meeting international rugby players, Cath O'Donnell and Lewis Ludlam, and rehearsing on the pitch at Twickenham. Before the game our pupil then participated in a Shirt Unveil on the pitch. If you look closely, he's the one stood by the 2nd S in Schools! He then joined Mr Ladd and Mr Wild to watch the game, which England won! Danesfield are very proud to be recognised and our Year 8 pupil did extremely well under a lot of pressure - maybe one day he'll be doing the same when representing England...?