SIX schools are to take part in a workshop where they will be able to design their school team’s rugby shirt.

Youngsters from Unity College and Blessed Trinity, in Burnley, Park High School and Fisher More in Colne, Alder Grange, in Rawtenstall, and Fearns in Bacup, will design kits to be produced and donated by Canterbury, the official kit supplier to England Rugby.

The Canterbury kit design workshops will see lucky pupils learn about the history, heritage, values and importance of the rugby shirt.

One of Canterbury’s experienced designers will talk pupils through the process of designing a shirt.

Schools will be given a unique opportunity to create a shirt to be worn by their school rugby team, which Canterbury will produce and supply free of charge.

The workshop will take place at Burnley Rugby Club on September 25.

Stuart Lancaster, England head coach, said: “The match shirt is a source of huge pride for the players. When they are presented with it before an international it is a very special moment for them and the whole squad.

“By teaching these pupils who are new to the game the core values of rugby union and the history of the shirt, I’m sure that these school teams will share the same passion for their own design.”