Ospreys players Sam Lewis and Ross Jones were the special guests at Hendrefoilan Primary School as part of the school's ongoing participation in an innovative educational progamme run by the region.
Hendrefoilan already enjoy a strong relationship with the Ospreys, taking advantage of the Schools Ticketing Initiative which offers cheap match tickets and the chance to earn credit towards sports kit and equipment by Gilbert, and Year Five and Six pupils are currently undertaking the Ospreys Schools Programme.
Launched in September, the Schools Programme is a first in UK professional rugby, an initiative that uses rugby as an educational tool with all elements fitting with the current National Curriculum. Schools undertaking the programme will complete a work book covering a range of topics as well as benefiting from a series of coaching sessions with their local WRU/Ospreys Participation Officer, before it is rounded off with a player visit and a special trip to the Liberty Stadium where pupils receive a guided tour of the Ospreys’ home.
At Hendrefoilan, Sam and Ross joined in the rugby fun, helping out with the sessions before meeting the children to answer questions and sign autographs.
After the visit, Sam said:
“It was a great couple of hours for everyone. I think the children had plenty of fun, while we really enjoyed being there. It’s brilliant that the Ospreys are so committed to being involved with local schools as the pupils we interact with are the future of the Ospreys.”