Prior to the event schools in Gloucester took part in a Healthy Living Competition, run by Tesco, whereby each pupil had to design a flyer representing a rugby player and the food and lifestyle that they need to remain healthy. The winning schools were then invited to Kingsholm.
In a fun-packed day, the young fans were given a tour of Kingsholm followed by a question and answer session with Gloucester winger Mark Foster.
Mark then had to pick an overall winner from the poster competition and as Paul Rudland from Gloucester's community department explained: "The entries were fantastic and made the decision very difficult, it was fantastic to see so many youngsters involved. In the end, after a lot of deliberation, Milly from Denmark Road was selected and she was presented with a signed shirt for her school."
Following the presentation the pupils then made their way to Bishop's College where Gloucester players Dan Touhy and were on hand for a coaching session.
At half-time the children paraded around the pitch and had a photograph in front of the South stand. A great thanks must go to Tesco, the pupils, teachers and parents because we all had a fantastic day at Kingsholm - it is what makes this club so special.
We would like to thank Tesco for sponsoring the pre-match experience and look forward to working together in the future to provide even more youngsters with the opportunity to see Gloucester play.
Adam Kirk, Tesco Gloucester Manager, added "we are committed to playing an active role in the community.The launch of our Community Champion role has given us a great opportunity to become involved in more projects.
Working with Gloucester Rugby has been our biggest success to date .It is fantastic that we've been able, not only to work in the community, but also to raise childrens awareness of healthy eating and the importance of exercise".
"We look forward to building the relationship with Gloucester Rugby in 2008 and for even more children to share the experience."
Photos of the day can be found by clicking here