Lancaster and Heysham High school pupils get to fly county flag at big game

Heysham High School pupils who took part in the rugby workshop
Heysham High School pupils who took part in the rugby workshop

Three pupils from North Lancashire schools have been chosen to represent their school on the pitch at Twickenham ahead of the RBS Six Nations England v Ireland match on Saturday.

Ewan Dean from Carnforth High School, Alex Fox from Central Lancaster High School and Morgan Stimson from Heysham High School are three of 100 other youngsters selected to represent their respective schools across the country, as part of England Rugby’s All Schools programme - an initiative to increase rugby participation in state secondary schools.

Rugby workshop: Central Lancaster High School's design team

Rugby workshop: Central Lancaster High School's design team

The Lancaster and Carnforth schools took part in special rugby workshops in school and won through in a competition to see their designs made up.

Ahead of the match student will wear their school’s rugby shirt for the first time, having specially designed it at a kit design workshop organised by England Rugby’s official kit supplier, Canterbury.

The final designs were signed off by the school before Canterbury took them away to prepare the students’ artwork for production.

Before unveiling their shirts, the students will get a chance to meet Bath Rugby player and All Schools ambassador Dave Attwood.