"Reluctantly, I wait for the holidays to come. I love coming to school. I am still doing cross country...the reason why I started was because Jessica Ennis inspired me."

Year 3 Pupil, Hesketh House

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Charity Work Rewarded by Trip of a Lifetime

Four pupils acted as ambassadors for the School and representatives for the North-West when they flew out to South Africa to coach in townships and watch the Second Test Match between The British and Irish Lions and South Africa, the World Champions, in Pretoria. The trip of a lifetime, which took place back in the Summer Term, was given to them by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Child Victims of Crime (CVOC) and was a reward for 16 pupils across the country for their Schools' outstanding contribution to the SOS IRB Kit Aid programme, a charity which collects sports kit and redistributes it to underprivileged children in South Africa.

The gallery of photos charts their visit.

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We're Off to South AfricaWe're Off to South AfricaWe're Off to South Africa
Hello South AfricaHello South AfricaHello South Africa
Getting to Know the LocalsGetting to Know the LocalsGetting to Know the Locals
Off to the TownshipsOff to the TownshipsOff to the Townships
Rugby Training in the TownshipsRugby Training in the TownshipsRugby Training in the Townships
The Big MatchThe Big MatchThe Big Match
The MatchThe MatchThe Match
Township RugbyTownship RugbyTownship Rugby
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The UK ambassadorsThe UK ambassadorsThe UK ambassadors
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