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Rachel Bradley-McKay

Headteacher at Andoversford Primary School

“The children absolutely love working with Gloucester Rugby, their faces completely light up when the club is mentioned”
Rachel Bradley-McKay, Headteacher at Andoversford Primary School has worked with Gloucester Rugby for the last three years. Rachel says Gloucester Rugby has played an invaluable part in the student’s education and cannot thank them enough for their contribution and hard work.

Rachel explains how the club’s support stretches much further than rugby alone. Gloucester Rugby runs numerous programs that have been instrumental in the children’s health and wellbeing, such as their Brave sessions that focus on developing children’s resilience.


Rachel also enjoys Gloucester Rugby’s Wellbeing Ambassadors project. This involves children visiting Kingsholm where they learn about wellbeing and how to stay mentally and physically healthy. After six weeks, the students become wellbeing ambassadors for the school and teach younger children what they have learnt. 

Rachel explains how Gloucester Rugby’s involvement means the world to the students. Their faces completely light up at the mention of Gloucester Rugby. Last year, the children were invited to Kingsholm for the Christmas lights switch on. The children were overjoyed to be singing Christmas carols at the stadium and were delighted to be part of the day.