Duke of Sussex visits Lealands High School as legacy scheme gathers pace

Even the Duke of Sussex and youthful baseball players fulfilled once he visited a college to mark a milestone for a Rugby World Cup legacy strategy, which is directed at getting more children playing with the game.
Passionate rugby fan Harry visited Lealands High School in Luton, that has come to be the 750th to join with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) All Colleges programme.
The duke watched about 60 students from five local schools participate in touch matches and skills sessions prior to talking to a few of these and their educators.
Lealands High School pupil Zara-Jess Gudza said:”It was just the inspiration, he is so big on the planet and he came to this college.
“It felt crazy to meet somebody who’s part of the royal family and felt sort of inspirational”
The Schools programme aimed to introduce 750 colleges that were additional into the game and has been started in 2012 to increase the number of state schools playing football union.
Harry visited the programme attaining this landmark to be celebrated by Lealands High School.
He met teachers and pupils from several Regional schools around the programme and Lealands: Challney Boys School, The Chiltern Academy, Lea Manor High School and also Stopsley High School.
Freddie Theron, 11, in Stopsley High School, said:”It was incredible.
“I just can not believe he actually came to see rugby, I am rather happy to be picked to meet him.
“I gave him an invitation to a barbecue at my home. He did not read it but stated he would read it later.”
The Duke, who has travelled the world supporting the side, premiered to watch England victory over Australia at the Rugby World Cup final.
He became the patron of the RFU, success his grandmother the Queen.
The RFU stated more than 10,500 students have joined a community rugby club .
Its CEO, Bill Sweeney, said:”We are immensely pleased that the Duke of Sussex managed to assist us celebrate attaining the 750th milestone target with this particular programme.
“Rugby is a game for everyone and, throughout the All Schools programme, also a positive legacy has been produced for children at 750 schools in England throughout Imperial and its core values, which makes school life happier and more healthy, reducing anti-social behavior, improving learning and increasing self-esteem.”

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