Skegness and Spilsby pupils’ masterclass with rugby legend

Skegness Grammar School students with Paul Grayson.
Skegness Grammar School students with Paul Grayson.
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A Rugby World Cup legend has been inspiring pupils in Skegness and Spilsby - by offering a masterclass in the sport.

A group of talented players from King Edward VI Academy, Spilsby, and Skegness Grammar School took part in a training session with ex-England star Paul Grayson MBE.

King Edward VI Academy with rugby legend Paul Grayson.

King Edward VI Academy with rugby legend Paul Grayson.

The rugby star taught students about ball handling, evasive techniques and tackling, as well as the importance of hard work, resilience and perseverance in order to succeed.

One student from Skegness Grammar School commented: “It was such a fun day and I’ve learnt a lot from Paul Grayson. To meet a former England player was incredible, but to listen to his experiences and knowledge of the game was very inspiring.”

The pupils joined others from the David Ross Education Trust’s (DRET) secondary academies for the masterclass held at Market Rasen RUFC.

Shane Ward, sports enrichment manager for DRET, said: “It is clear to see that the influence of a top international player has encouraged our students to push themselves in order to achieve their goals.

It was such a fun day and I’ve learnt a lot from Paul Grayson

Skegness Grammar School student

“Their experiences at this masterclass will really stand them in good stead for competing in the DRET Spring Cup next month.”