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This workshop details how a rural English pastime became three of the world’s most popular sports: association football, rugby union and rugby league.

In this museum led workshop students will learn:

  • Insight into the earliest history of ball games in Britain
  • Specialist understanding of the development and codification of association football, rugby union and rugby league
  • How these sports spread globally and developed into local football games, such as Australian Rules Football and American Football
  • Analysis of modern day cultural impact of football

Please note bespoke workshops are available upon request.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS4, KS5, Higher

Ages: Post 16

Subjects: History, Physical Education

Topics: Careers, Evolution, History Around Us, Movement, Team Building, Rugby, Sports, Football

Type: At Venue

Duration: 30 minutes

Cost: Free with a Stadium/Museum Tour booking

Dates: Ongoing

Min. Students: 15

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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About World Rugby Museum.

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Educational groups are invited to explore the hallowed grounds of Twickenham Stadium with a rugby expert, journey through rugby history in the World Rugby Museum, and experience hands-on learning in an interactive workshop.

From primary schools to university groups, the World Rugby Museum has a diverse, award-winning educational programme to accommodate all groups. Educational sessions are available from booking onto the stadium tour. Students will have a practical learning experience or the opportunity to discuss the ins and outs of rugby with a professional in the field at Twickenham Stadium.

The Sanford Award for Heritage Education, 2020

Best Sporting Venue, School Travel Awards, 2018/19—Winner

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