Pupils take the lead from sporting heroes to boost writing skills and stay active

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Sporting heroes are the focus of a new school project designed to encourage boys to write with more confidence and keep active.

Pupils from the Bury Schools Partnership will join forces over the next three months on the initiative, which will be held at Bury Rugby Club as well as several schools.

Heidi Franklin, head at Abbots Green Primary, said children will find out about their sporting heroes and devise a presentation to be delivered to parents and heads.

She said: “We’re incredibly grateful for the support of Gavin Hogg from Bury Rugby Club in turning this idea into a reality. Although this project will initially be for a small group of children we will be creating a blueprint for all of our schools to work with.”

Matt Edison, Bury Schools Partnership, Schools Sports Corordinator and Bury Rugby Club 1st XV Team Captain, added: “As a club we fully back the project because looking towards the future this age group could be the future stars of the club and within rugby we not only look to develop the physical side or a player but also the whole person. “Literacy is a vital skill that plays a role within many areas of education including sport and it was great to see so many children taking part in the project and using rugby as a stimulus. We are looking forward to working with each individual over the coming weeks.”




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