Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has launched a competition giving schools across England the chance to win an exclusive trophy visit and tournament merchandise.
Pupils from schools across Hull have been challenged with showcasing why their city is the perfect host for this year’s tournament, which will see 21 nations arrive in England for what is set to be the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup in history.
RLWC2021 is asking teachers to work with pupils to produce a short video of up to two minutes, talking about the best attractions and activities where they live. This could be anything from museums, cinemas and theatres, to swimming at the local pool or a day out at The Deep.
The best entries from schools in Hull and the other hosts will be selected to be part of the official promotional activity for their town or city. Videos from non-host areas will also be compiled in a special montage showcasing all the other amazing places to visit and things to do across England in preparation for the tournament.
As well as the opportunity to be part of the official RLWC2021 promotional activity, a grand prize winner will be selected to receive a trophy visit to their school with one of the official RLWC2021 ambassadors and some exclusive goodies.
Tracy Power, Social Impact Director of RLWC2021, said: “This year’s tournament will be a real celebration of communities, culture and inclusivity, and we are so excited to witness the different atmospheres that each of our host cities and towns will bring to the RLWC2021.
“We believe the best way to showcase and illustrate the diversity and heritage of each city or town is through the voices and expressions of the next generation. This competition is a perfect example of bringing the tournament strapline of ‘The Power of Together’ to life through this exciting opportunity for schools up and down England.
“We hope that this competition will take RLWC2021 into as many classrooms as possible and continue to deliver on our mission to leave a long lasting legacy.”
To get involved, all schools need to do is upload their video to a platform like YouTube or Vimeo, ideally a private link, and share this in an email to email@example.com, including their town/city area in the subject title and school’s name and address in the email body. Submissions are now open and will close Friday 28 May.
For inspiration on what the video may look like, check out the RLWC2021 Education resources for exciting lesson plans and ideas here.