Try Sevens Schools Program

 
 
Welcome to the new Try Sevens Schools Program including Seven Ways to Celebrate Rugby Sevens!
 
1. Take the Rugby Sevens worksheet challenge NOW
2. Celebrate Rugby Sevens cultural diversity - just released
3. Show the spirit of Rugby - just released
4. Plan a nutritious Rugby Sevens menu - just released
5. Create a Rugby Sevens brochure - just released
6. Try the modified game of Rugby Sevens - just released
7. Stage a student-organised Rugby Sevens festival - just released
 
Overview
The Try Sevens Schools program is a rugby union-themed education program for Primary and Secondary school students.
 
The program is designed to be relevant for all Primary and Secondary schools, whether they play rugby union or not.
The program has been developed along the lines of the existing and successful EdRugby schools program that originated in 2003 when Australia hosted the Rugby World Cup.
 
The Try Sevens Schools program provides educational opportunities focused on the sport of Rugby Sevens and its exciting new pathway to the Olympic Games. It includes both classroom and field based resources.
 
Aims
The Try Sevens Schools program aims to:
1. Grow interest and participation in rugby union;
2. Promote social development outcomes including:
  • healthy lifestyles
  • gender equality
  • opportunities for all
  • student leadership
  • life values including the rugby values of integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect
  • motivation to attend school and engage in quality educational activities;
3. Grow the capacity of Australian and Queensland  Rugby Unions including development of partnerships with government and nongovernment organisations (NGOs); and
4. Assist in the achievement of targeted Educational Goals for Young Australians in line with the Australian National Curriculum.
 
Program resources and activities
The Try Sevens program consists of classroom cross-curriculum lesson plans, field practical lesson plans and a rugby festival which includes student organisers. Following the festival, schools may continue their involvement in the program, as well as be involved in other rugby union activities in the local community.
 
Cross-curriculum classroom resources
Why this resource?
By providing schools with a quality rugby-themed cross-curriculum classroom resource, schools not only benefit from a ready-to-use resource for teachers, but the Try Sevens program is given more value as a total learning experience rather than just a physical activity rugby union program for the field. Rugby, a popular sport in Australia, is used in this resource as a stimulus for student learning which may help motivate students to learn, and in some cases, attend school.
 
Implementation
Schools vary in terms of their timetables and amount of flexibility to try new resources, so the classroom cross-curriculum resource is by no means exclusive to those schools taking part in the Queensland Sevens Festival week (Monday 7th to Sunday 12th October 2013) or the 16 schools chosen for the Adopt a Country School Opportunity.
 
Content

Teachers can access all the lessons plans and other resources can be accessed here. They are separated into seven themes, providing students and teachers Seven Ways to Celebrate Rugby Sevens!

 

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