Warriors go back to school

Children in Year Three at Clifton Primary School in Balsall Heath, Birmingham were recently treated to a special visit from some members of the Worcester Warriors team.

As part of a Black History project, the children were looking into prominent black and Asian sports people from the past and present.

The children have been following the Guinness Premiership games from the beginning of the season, so were very excited to find out that two of the players from the Warriors would be coming in to work with them.

Once the children knew that wing wonders Miles Benjamin and Marcel Garvey would be coming in, they used the internet to do as much research as they could. They thought about what questions they would like to ask them and wrote them down.

Miles and Marcel arrived with Community Rugby Coach Steve Joslin in the morning and began with a question and answer session. The children then went outside to take part in some rugby skills.

Steve led the sessions where the children learnt how to pass the rugby ball and tackle each other without – any physical contact! They then played a game of tag rugby in groups and had great fun.

They were disappointed when the session finished, but were thrilled that some of them will soon be given the opportunity to see a Warriors game live at Sixways Stadium.