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Visitors see Inside Sport at Welford Road

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Pupils from Daventry Hill School visited the home of Leicester Tigers this week as part of the club's Inside Sport education programme.

The group of pupils and their teachers were taken on a tour of the stadium before taking part in classroom activities and fun rugby games.
Daventry Hill School is s a new school for pupils with special educational needs.
The students raised the money to fund the visit themselves as part of their educational development by selling cakes, hosting a raffle and producing their own smoothies.
Inside Sport aims to provide a fun, interactive and educational experience for pupils with lessons tailored to meet specific needs. Tigers welcome groups from 15 different schools this season as part of the scheme.
Stephany Bundyford, SEMH (Social, Emotional & Mental Health) lead and class teacher, said: “I’ve been a Leicester Tigers season ticket holder for seven years and approached the club to explore any learning opportunities. The Inside Sport programme Tigers run is a perfect fit because a lot of our pupils aren’t able to make many trips due to their social, emotional and behavioural state.
“As you can image, the youngsters were very excited for the visit and so to be able to walk around the stadium, visit the dressing rooms and learn about life as a rugby player was fascinating. A big thanks to all who made the trip possible.” 
David McDonald, Tigers education manager who runs the Inside Sport programme, added: “Days like today are what Inside Sport is all about. It was great to see the excitement on the students’ faces.
“We welcome groups from all backgrounds and needs, and we hope that by visiting Welford Road, rugby can continue to be an inspiration for youngsters from every walk of life.”
If you are interested in finding out how Inside Sport can help your school or community group, contact David by emailing [email protected] or by phoning 0116 217 1320.