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Bleak Hill Saints Day

Bleak Hill Primary School held a ‘Saints Day' recently for their Year 6 students.

They saw a presentation on the club’s history and took part in a Q and A with Alex Walmsley, Faye Gaskin and Josh Simm.

They then enjoyed a chronology and photo interpretation session with images from the club’s history and finished with an outdoor skills session, led by Saints Community Development Foundation’s coach Gareth Friar.

Robert Morley from Bleak Hill Primary School said. “It was a great day with the highlight being the Q and A forum with the children. Most of the children thought the same with comments like: ‘It was great to find out about how the Saints players train,’ ‘I can’t believe a Saints Player used to go to Bleak Hill School’ and one girl saying: ‘I never knew girls played rugby for Saints too, I could be a Saints player now’.

“The girls were inspired by all the visitors but Faye in particular. Naturally the boys gravitated towards Alex Walmsley but Josh was also well liked for being a try-scorer. All three visitors represented the club superbly and answered the children’s questions with interest and enthusiasm.”

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