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World Rugby Museum setting winning ways in 2015

Written by: Elmtree Press

 Twickenham’s World Rugby Museum won a prestigious education award and a quality badge.

 The Sandford Award for heritage education has been awarded to the World Rugby Museums educational programme for the second time - the highest accolade that any experience can attain. 

 In addition the museum has also been granted for the fourth consecutive occasions the LOtC Quality Badge from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.

 Said Museum Creator Michael Rowe: “We are delighted that the Museum has been awarded the Sandford Award for a second year. The Museum team work tirelessly to deliver an inspiring programme and tour, celebrating rugby and its heritage to all those who come to Twickenham Stadium. Also to be recognised for the fourth consecutive year with the LOtC Quality Badge is something that are truly proud of and testament again to the hard work of the team at the World Rugby Museum.”

  “The Sandford Award for the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham is thoroughly deserved.  The award recognises the dedication of the Learning Team in providing programmes for young people, which instruct, motivate and inspire.  One leaves the site better informed about the long tradition of rugby both at home and abroad, but most importantly with an excitement about the game today, and the value of fitness and team work in many areas of life. Said Lead Judge Louise West

 The Schools and Learning programme offers three core experiences to visiting groups. Access to the World Rugby Museum, a tour of Twickenham stadium and either an educational workshop or seminar, all in a unique learning environment.  The museum’s award-winning educational facilities are now integrated into its permanent galleries. The ‘Play Rugby’ zone allows students to test their own fitness attributes and kicking prowess and poses the question: ‘What Kind of Rugby Player Are You?’

 Visiting students from Key Stages 1-4 and above are offered an exciting, behind the scenes insight into how rugby union works and can enjoy workshops led by professionals in a variety of specialist topics.

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