Rugbylympics is an event aimed at Year 6 pupils and is targeted at those who might not have tried rugby before and the "non-sporty" pupils.
Pupils are divided into mixed school groups and work in teams through a carousel of games designed to help develop rugby skills. After a hot lunch, they take part in a tournament to put their new-found skills into play. Each team is named after a British rugby team and is led by a CCCU ambassador.
The staff from the primary schools attending were given a CPD pack containing ideas and games to help teach touch rugby.
The day is a joint partnership project between The King’s School and Canterbury Christ Church University, with activities led by King’s sports staff, CCCU women’s rugby team supported by the CCCU Outreach Ambassadors.
To help with year 6 transition to secondary schools
The first Rugbylympics was attended by 30 boys and 32 girls from across 5 local state primary schools.
An annual event