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Special Event - England win the John Bosco Rugby World Cup!

October 2011

In order to celebrate the World Cup that is currently going on in New Zealand, Class Five organised their own Rugby World Cup in school.

All children in Key Stage 2 were split up into each of the twenty nations that made it to New Zealand. The children had to come to school dressed in the colours of the country that they were representing.

They played in four separate groups with each of the group winners making it through to the semi finals.

Wales faced England in the first semi final which was a really tight game finishing up 6-5 to England to put them through to the final. In the second semi final France took on USA for the right to meet England in the final. Despite France leading all the way through the game, USA scored two late tries to finish up 4-3 winners.

Both teams contested the final admirably and England managed to come out on top winning 8-6. We were hoping that this would be an indication of England's success in New Zealand; however that was not to be!

For many of the children it was the first time that they had played tag rugby and so they learnt how to play a new sport whilst really enjoying themselves.

The matches were all expertly refereed by sixth formers from Stuart Bathurst School so a massive thank-you for all of their help.

Key Stage 1 also had the opportunity to learn some rugby skills in the morning, when Class Five took each of the classes for a PE lesson.

Everyone had a really good day so well done to the children in Class Five for organising the event.