College: Barking & Dagenham
Vocational area: Rugby coach
Location: Perpignan, France
'The students appreciated the opportunity to learn the French styles of playing Rugby. Some had never travelled abroad before so a fully funded placement was the opportunity of a lifetime.'
The Barking and Dagenham College Rugby Academy supported the trip to Perpignan, as we believed that it would be an excellent experience for all involved and offer something that teaching in the college classes could not.
Whilst abroad, the students were given different opportunities to develop not just as rugby players but as individuals. They showed great maturity by living and travelling independently.
The students appreciated the opportunity to learn the French styles of playing rugby. Some had never travelled abroad before so a fully funded placement was the opportunity of a lifetime.
Some students really stood out to me in terms of using their initiative to solve challenges and develop themselves.
It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for students to see how other countries’ Rugby teams work and learn about a different culture.
Improved language skills
Exposure to cultural experience
Improved people skills
Collaboration and partnership is at the heart of what we do.
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