Harlequins' rugby coaches put St Mary’s students through their paces.

We were delighted to welcome rugby coaches, Andy Campbell and James Collins-Clark, from Harlequins FC to St Mary’s on Thursday, 27 September, running workshops and training sessions for Year 9 & 10 students throughout the morning. It was impressive to see how well the students engaged with the activities, as for a number of the girls and boys it was their first real taste of this sport.

Throughout the sessions skill, agility and quick thinking were in evidence, especially as the students competed in mixed teams in touch-rugby games, in a sport so often solely associated with physical strength.

We are pleased that our links with Harlequins continue to develop, following on from a number of training sessions last year, culminating in a party of students visiting The Stoop for one of Harlequins home games in spring term.