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Doncaster RLFC: A Different Class

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:51 PM

A class from a primary school in Doncaster have signed to be the official match sponsor of a Rugby League match as part of a school project to improve writing skills.

Class 7 at Kingfisher Primary School will be the official match sponsor when Doncaster RLFC take on Rochdale at the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday 25th May 2014.

Instead of paying to become sponsors however, the class have taken on a challenge to increase attendance at the fixture.  The challenge has been link to English lessons and the children have already written persuasive letters to all primary schools in Doncaster in an attempt to encourage children to attend the game. In addition to this the class will be creative persuasive radio adverts, producing posters and writing part of the match day programme.

The school are planning a number of exciting events that will add to the excitement of the fixture including a cheerleading competition, performance from the school choir and demonstration of skills from pupils at the school.

Carl Hall, Chief Executive of Doncaster RLFC said “It’s important that Doncaster RLFC work closely with the community of Doncaster and this project is a great example of how sports teams and schools can work together.  The partnership highlights the different opportunities that exist beyond participation and how sport can be used as a method to improve other areas of the curriculum.”

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Don’s promotion to the top division of rugby a “curtain raiser” game between a group of school teachers and a Dons Legends team (made up of some of the promotion winning team) will take place before the game. There are also plans to show the game against Batley, from April 1994, in the supporters bar after the main match.

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