STUDENTS at New Horizons school were treated to a visit from Bury FC as players came to talk about the power of teamwork and self-belief.

Andrew Toote and Christopher Sang attended the alternative provision school on Monday, April 23 to spend time with students and to share their experience in overcoming unexpected challenges.

Gwyn Owens, a teacher at New Horizons school, said “Dallaglio RugbyWorks gives our students the opportunity to challenge and express themselves under the guidance of qualified sports coaches.

“We’re grateful to companies like tappit for supporting them, as this enables them to hold regular sessions with us and for many students it’s the highlight of their week.”

On Wednesday, coaches from RugbyWorks, joined tappit CEO Jason Thomas at Bury’s Carrington training ground to run a sports session for teenagers who are not in mainstream education.

The aim of former England star Lawrence Dallaglio’s charity is to help these young people to enter and remain in employment, training or education, through a programme based on the sporting values of rugby.

Ethan Isaac, head of fundraising and communications at Dallaglio RugbyWorks, said, “We have been working with New Horizons since last year and pupils have responded well. The backing from tappit ensures our programme is fully funded and able to support the school and young people.

“It enables us to have two dedicated coaches from RugbyWorks visit each week for the next 12 months, helping us to transform lives for the better.”