Students from year 7, 8 and 9 had a fantastic opportunity to take part in various local rugby festivals at Barking, Chingford and Dagenham rugby clubs. Loxford has an ongoing partnership with Rugby Football Union England and are invited to these festivals to develop students knowledge and understanding of rugby. The student’s attitude, effort and sportsmanship throughout was outstanding.
During the festival students were able to take part in mini skill sessions with a coach, focusing on safe performance and participation when tackling. Students were then able to apply the key skills into fun games against the other schools present. The PE department would like to say a big well done to all students who participated and to Rugby Football Union England for organising the festival.
Rugby sessions are still available at Loxford for free on Thursdays after school for any student.