Enrichment: Embedding RWC in Lessons

One teacher from each subject area delivers a Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2015 topic within their lesson. Older students could be trained as topic leaders.

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Enrichment: Embedding RWC in Lessons

Delivery idea

One teacher from each subject area delivers a Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2015 topic within their lesson. Older students could be trained as topic leaders. Consider three, progressive, approaches: starter, intermediate and advanced depending on capacity in school.

Starter: students in one year group participate in RWC topics in all lessons during one week, starting with an introductory assembly. This might include: a performance of the Haka by dance students or the Rugby team; video promoting RWC 2015; a guest speaker. Introduce Rugby's core values in the assembly. Other subjects might include: performing arts - create a Haka; languages - Rugby quiz in French; maths - pitch dimensions, teams' travel distances, crowd sizes; PE - tag festival.

Intermediate: students in one year group participate in a cross-curricular activity day, using the activities above in an immersive approach.

Advanced: using the activities above, all students participate in an immersive, cross-curricular day, for example in houses instead of form or year groups.

How to do it

Meet with each department and discuss the format of the day to ensure teachers send students to the correct place and that similar points are being rewarded for each activity. Each year group is split into four, with equal numbers of students from each house in each sub-group. Each group spends a whole period on each activity, based on a five-period day, with groups rotating after each period. Each department posts a member of staff on each activity for the whole day to maintain consistency. To be competitive, a points system could be developed for each activity. The winning team could have points awarded to the house system or receive RWC 2015 branded prizes.

Teachers could select one student per activity for an award relating to Rugby's core values. Post latest scores at breaks and lunchtime to keep students motivated.

When/ where to use it

Hold the enrichment day to coincide with the RWC 2015 opening ceremony to maximise students' engagement. Build up interest beforehand with notices in assemblies and tutor time.

Top tips

Use GCSE or A' level students to help run the event. This reduces the impact on staffing, making it easier to run the event.


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