Blackpool Primary school hosted their very own version of the Six nations rugby tournament this past Friday. Pupils form across Key stage two participated in an inter house Tag Rugby tournament which saw the four school houses of Ash, Oak, Elm and Fir represent each of the 4 home nation countries who are presently participating in this year’s Six Nations rugby tournament. Blackpool’s young rugby enthusiasts were joined by two of South Dartmoor Secondary School’s Rugby ambassadors who helped with officiating the tournament and ensuring that the technical rules of the game were followed.
With the nominated house leaders bearing each countries national flag, the pupils braved the cold winter weather and took to the school field to play in a round robin styled tournament. A number of fiercely competitive exchanges took place between the four houses across the year 3/4 and 5/6 year groupings with some great passing rugby on display. Despite the cold icy conditions the players showed some fantastic ball handling skills, running in impressive tries throughout the afternoon’s series of matches. A more than welcome refreshment break of hot chocolate was kindly provided by the school kitchen staff which saw the competitors rejuvenated for their final round of games. In a close final encounter against Fir house (Scotland) Ash house (England) secured their Grand Slam victory winning by 5 tries to 3. In the year 3/4 competition both Fir (Scotland) and Oak (Wales) ended up sharing the spoils with both houses equal on points and tries scored.
A great experience was had by all with all pupils enjoying pulling on their respective national jerseys with pride. The Blackpool School pupils have definitely set the benchmark for their professional sporting heroes to live up to!