Students showcase school designed rugby shirts at Twickenham ahead of England game

Faye Corrigan, 15, from Adeyfield School and 13-year-old Brian Frimpong from Astley Cooper School went onto the pitch at the RBS Six Nations England V Italy match on February 14.

Faye Corrigan, 15, from Adeyfield School and 13-year-old Brian Frimpong from Astley Cooper School went onto the pitch at the RBS Six Nations England V Italy match on February 14.

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Two students were treated to a special day out at Twickenham Stadium and got to appear on the pitch before kick-off.

Faye Corrigan, 15, from Adeyfield School and 13-year-old Brian Frimpong, from Astley Cooper School, went onto the pitch at the RBS Six Nations England v Italy match on February 14.

Faye Corrigan, 15, from Adeyfield School and 13-year-old Brian Frimpong from Astley Cooper School went onto the pitch at the RBS Six Nations England V Italy match on February 14.

Faye Corrigan, 15, from Adeyfield School and 13-year-old Brian Frimpong from Astley Cooper School went onto the pitch at the RBS Six Nations England V Italy match on February 14.

Faye and Brian represented their schools as part of the All Schools programme - an England Rugby initiative to get more state secondary schools playing rugby.

They were both wearing bespoke rugby shirts, which were designed by a group of pupils from their schools during a Canterbury Kit Design workshop held last year.

A total of 100 schools in the programme attended the workshops, each designing a rugby shirt for their school team to play in.

Canterbury - the official kit supplier to England Rugby - took their designs away and put them into production, with the final results unveiled on the pitch in front of an 82,000 crowd.

One pupil from each school was chosen to take part in the celebrations earlier this month, which saw England win 47 - 17.

Chief executive of Canterbury Chris Stephenson said: “We have been a big supporter of All Schools since the beginning; it’s now in its third year and it is an amazing programme which has already shown fantastic results among the schools taking part.

“I know the students will feel proud wearing a shirt they’ve personally designed, seeing all the unique designs together on the pitch was a great spectacle for us to witness and hopefully a very proud moment for them.”