RFU launches 'School of Ruck' initiative to assist with home schooling

01 Apr 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

The RFU has launched a new educational programme, ‘School of Ruck’, to support parents and teachers during the coronavirus pandemic.

The programme will feature resource packs with activities to help support home education as well as create content to assist teachers looking after the children of key workers.
The packs, targeting primary school children aged 5-11 years old, will be issued every Monday, allowing children to continue having access to education, new learning, and consolidating former learning while at home. 

With input from the World Rugby Museum, which is located at Twickenham Stadium, the RFU says the activities included meet the national curriculum standards and fall in line with the new Ofsted framework.

The museum itself already runs an education programme, which it says enhances learning through out-of-the-classroom experiences. 

Ben Venus, Education Officer, World Rugby Museum said: “At a time when parents across the country are adapting to home schooling, we thought we could give them a helping hand and offer a variety of easy-to-follow, fun activities for children to get involved in. 

“We hope they enjoy taking part and don't forget to check in each week for a brand new, rugby-themed pack.”

Activities can be accessed from home via computers, laptops and mobile phones directly from the World Rugby Museum website.