25 February 2020

Four schools in Warrington have come together to create cross-curricular primary school education resources for the Rugby League World Cup 2021’s education programme. 

Oakwood Avenue Community Primary School, Woolston Community Primary School, Croft Primary School and Gorse Covert Primary School – who form the ‘One Community Trust’ – are developing the free-to-use resources, which will be available for the 2020/2021 academic year.

The resources – which are being made by teachers, for teachers – will use an innovative approach to educate primary school children on traditional subjects such as geography, history, maths, English, science, art and music, within a continual context of Rugby League. Teachers will be able to use the interactive resources to enthuse and educate their pupils, regardless of their own Rugby League knowledge.

Rugby League World Cup 2021’s education programme launched in July 2019 and features a collection of free and engaging resources available for primary and secondary schools to help teachers deliver Rugby League lessons in a fun and exciting way.

The original series includes a 6-week lesson plans, fixtures templates, certificates and video messages from RLWC2021 ambassadors to help inspire pupils.

For the 2020/2021 academic year, the resources created by the One Community Trust will be available to schools across the UK. The resources cover a range of themes in line with RLWC2021’s values, including inclusion and diversity, as well as female empowerment; creating a platform to inspire genuine social change through sport and education.

Tracy Power, Legacy Director for RLWC2021, said: “Our education programme plays a key role in inspiring the next generation of Rugby League players and fans. We are delighted to be reinvesting money back into local communities rather than into external providers and it’s great to see four Warrington-based schools working together to create the next phase of our education resources.

“Hosting RLWC2021 in England provides an opportunity to make a genuine difference in communities across the country and giving pupils access to education resources is vital to our aim of inspiring the next generation through sport and learning, not only in the Warrington area, but up and down the country.”

Gary Cunningham, CEO for the One Community Trust said: “One Community Trust was only established in September of last year and creating a rich and relevant curriculum was one of our initial aims. All four schools were delighted when we were appointed to create the educational content for the Rugby League World Cup 2021, and it has given staff the opportunity to work collaboratively on a unique, inclusive and prestigious international event.

“We are proud of the materials produced to date and are looking forward to trialling them with our children, prior to a full launch later in the year. We can promise schools who use the resources, high quality, structured resources that not only have high expectations, but are also easy to understand and use.” To find out more information about our education resources or download your free pack, please visit: