Past Winners - Walla Rugby WeeK

First prize - Warialda High School

The school staged their own Warialda World Cup during the Walla Rugby Week. Teachers rewrote lesson plans and modified Walla Rugby Laws to be suitable for older students. The female players from the Schoolgirls team were captains of each World Cup Team, and the school ran thier own player draw. Special needs class was involved in activities and mixed ability Rugby lessons were offered for the special education unit. The school sent EdRugby a large amount of school work, including a DVD showcasing the event, images of Rugby-themed cakes from the Food Technology class and new Rugby anthems from Music Class.

PRIZE: Coach Robbie Deans & a Qantas Wallaby to visit the winning school for a training session and to present the $5000 Suncorp Bank Rugby Development Grant, a Panasonic Camcorder HDC-SD60  (valued at $799), 8GB SD Card (Valued at $99.95), Suncorp Merchandise Packs for up to 150 students (Values at $3300). Total Value over $10,000!!!

Second Prize - Moranbah State High School

What an amazing effort for the students at Moranbah State High - who arranged sports programs for hundred of primary school students to Get Active With Walla Rugby. Yr 10 students led the whole program, including sending out session plans to primary school sports staff on how they could include Walla Rugby in their PE sessions. The School then hosted a Walla Rugby Gala day with over 300 Primary students attending. The efforts of the school helped build community links with primary schools and create a positive leadership experience for the students. The school also submitted a unique "Walla Rugby Song" written and performed by one of the students.

PRIZE: A $3000 Suncorp Bank Rugby Development Grant, Panasonic Projector PT-LB90NTE (valued at $2749), a signed Qantas Wallabies Jersey, and Suncorp Merchandise Packs for up to 150 students (valued at $3300).

Third Prize - St Edwards Primary School

The School completely embraced Rugby Union for the week. Former Wallabies were invited to School to talk at assemblies, local rugby players (from Tamworth Magpies and Pirates Clubs) were involved in teaching the younger students the game, and the year 6 students even participated in Walla Rugby during their school trip to Sydney.The school held a mutfi 'green and gold' day and were encouraged to wear Rugby gear.The school sent in an impressive amount of creative school work.

PRIZE: A $2000 Suncorp Bank Rugby Development Grant , Panasonic Rugged Camera/Camcorder DMC-FT3-D (valued at $599), a 4GB SD Card (valued at $49.95), and Suncorp Merchandise Packs for up to 150 students (valued at $3300).

Fourth prize - Mount Ousley Public School

Year 5 and 6 students took charge at Mt Ousely Public School for the Walla Rugby Week. The students promoted Rugby values, school fitness sessions and good nutrition to tie in with a push for a healthy canteen. Neighbouring students from a Special Needs school were invited to take part in the activities.

A Panasonic Rugged Camera/Camcorder DMC-FT3-D (valued at $599), a 4GB SD Card (valued at $49.95) and a Gilbert Rugby Ball signed by members of the Qantas Wallabies.

Fifth prize - Coolbellup Community School

Development staff from the Western Force experienced first hand the great efforts Coolbellup Community School went to during the Walla Rugby Week. Senior students embraced leadership responsibilities and used Rugby Values to help build confidence in younger students.

A Panasonic DMC-FP3 Camera (Valued at $329), a 4GB SD Card (Values at $49.95).

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