As part of the CBRE ‘All Schools Programme’, student Luke was thrilled to be presented with the school's new rugby team shirt bearing his very own winning design. A group of boys took part in the CBRE programme which aims to improve the standard of rugby within secondary schools. Students attended a workshop provided by Canterbury, which took place at Ely Rugby Club, where they developed an understanding of rugby shirt construction and enjoyed creating their designs.
Luke’s winning design has been made up into 20 shirts which the school rugby team will proudly wear when they take part in the U13 regional 7s tournament, which takes place at Franklins Gardens on Tuesday 13th March.
As part of his prize, Luke was invited to be a flag bearer during the National Anthem at the CBRE All Schools Celebration day which took place a Richmond Sports College. The young rugby fan and his dad enjoyed watching England v Wales, then had the privilege to meet All England rugby players Ellis Genge and Harriett Milar Mills.
PE teacher Dave Power said: “The students have shown great ambition throughout this project and I am proud of all the everyone who took part. The new kit is fantastic and the team will be wearing it with pride at Franklins Gardens in April. I would like to thank Canterbury and the CBRE All Schools Programme for this great opportunity”.
Luke said, “I'll feel so proud stepping on to the pitch, representing Northampton Academy, wearing the shirt I designed. Being a flag bearer for England at Twickenham was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I'll never forget. Perhaps one day I'll be a player singing the national anthem!”