Students meet Rugby World Cup legend

Rugby World Cup legend, Lawrence Dallaglio, paid a special visit to Eresby School this week.

The retired England International, who was part of the World Cup winning squad in 2003, visited Eresby School and two others in the David Ross Education Trust.

The sporting star led rugby masterclasses with some of the students and even joined in with them for a match. 

Dallaglio said: “The David Ross Education Trust does a lot of work on the extra-curricular side of education and that is really key. Of course it’s important to get good results but sport has the power to really engage young people.

“Sports like rugby teach respect and discipline and can have an impact on children of any age and any background.” 

As part of the day Dallaglio also took part in a question and answer session in the hall and had photos with every class. 

Michele Holiday, Headteacher at Eresby School, added: “The children were so excited by the visit. It was a brilliant experience for all involved.”

Dallaglio finished the day at Skegness Rugby Club and concluded: 

“The staff at the David Ross Education Trust academies are doing a brilliant job and it has been a great privilege to come and work with some of the students.”