Five school resources for the Six Nations rugby

The Six Nations rugby tournament begins on 6th February. Here are five literacy resources that you can use to encourage reading for pleasure through children’s interest in the tournament.

One   A live Six Nations story by Tom Palmer, featuring the events of the tournament as it unfolds. One chapter a week. Published on Monday mornings by the RFU: http://englandrugbyteachersresource.com/rwcstories/

Two   A list of ten great rugby reads for children, published on the Guardian website: http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/mar/19/tom-palmers-top-10-rugby-reads-for-kids

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Three   Several free rugby reading posters in English and Welsh. http://tompalmer.co.uk/rugby/rugby-literacy

Four   A toolkit of literacy ideas for the classroom, library and PE hall. http://englandrugbyteachersresource.com/

Five   A letter to send home with advice on how parents can support rugby fans’ reading through their love of the game. Versions for fans of several nations. http://tompalmer.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Ten-top-tips-2015-rugby.pdf

There are more literacy resources available here: http://tompalmer.co.uk/rugby/rugby-literacy/

Thanks for reading. Enjoy the Six Nations!