The ARU Schools Carnival is fun, energetic, fast, high-scoring and inclusive giving girls and boys their first taste of Rugby – without the tackling – playing non-contact sevens (NC7s) at school!
The Intra/Inter School Carnival aims to give students a taste of the action by involving them in a school-based carnival with all the elements of International Rugby Sevens tournaments including a fun atmosphere and high-scoring quick games. There is also an emphasis on demonstrating fair play, celebrating diversity and being active and healthy.
The ARU Schools Intra-School Carnival could be organised by students, teachers and/or volunteers and can include all of the elements and excitement of International Rugby Sevens.
The aim of the ARU Schools Intra-School Carnival is to:
The next step for students would be to compete in a one-day ARU Schools Inter-School Carnival.
Links to the Australian Curriculum
The ARU Schools Intra-School Carnival links closely to the Australian Curriculum Health and Physical Education (ACHPE) learning area including activities which align to the two content strands – Personal, social and community health; and Movement and physical activity; as well as the three sub-strands under each content strand.
Organising the Carnival
Please refer to the ARU Schools Carnival Teacher Guide for a detailed overview of these resources.
Teachers will know from their vast experience of organising events that the following factors need to be taken into consideration:
Resources available (fields, balls, marker cones, shade tent, whistles, bibs, catering, loud speaker etc.)
Support from staff, parents and/or student leaders
Number of student participants
School calendar requirements
To assist teachers, the following documents and templates have been developed:
Planning checklist of jobs before, during and after the carnival
Sample carnival format run-sheets
Round-robin draws for three to eight participating teams
NC7s laws/ rules – NC7s snapshot, NC7s laws/rules, NC7s manual
Draft letter home to parents
Carnival roles and responsibilities
Student leadership challenge
ARU Expectations of Behaviour Guidelines
Certificates - Participation and Spirit of Rugby
Carnival NC7s posters - PS Girls, PS Boys, SS Girls, SS Boys
Carnival 7s posters - PS Girls, PS Boys, SS Girls, SS Boys
Remember don’t forget to tell us what you think of the ARU Schools program and resources when you complete your National Rugby Week Experience report. We look forward to hearing about your school’s involvement in your ARU Schools Carnival.
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