|Museum welcomes Tongan rugby league stars
Pupils from Aspull Church School met members of the visiting Tongan rugby league team during a visit to the Museum of Wigan Life.
PUPILS from Aspull Church School met members of the visiting Tongan rugby league team during a visit to the Museum of Wigan Life.
The museum hosted a question and answer session so that the school children could learn more about the Tongans, who are training in Leigh in the run up to the Rugby League World Cup 2013.
Patrick Politoni, Jason Taumalolo and Glen Fisiiahi also signed autographs and had their photographs taken with the children.
Lynda Jackson, Community History Manager at the museum, said: We were delighted to welcome the Tongans and it was a fantastic experience for the school pupils to meet these sportsmen and have the chance to ask them more about their experiences playing rugby league.
The school children also had the chance to investigate the Tries, Teams and Trophies Rugby League in Wigan Borough exhibition, open until Saturday 11 January 2014.
Aspull Church School also visited the museum back in July when they were one of six schools performing a play called When Rugby League Was Born, telling the story of the 22 northern rugby union clubs which famously split from rugby union and formed what we know today as rugby league.
Young rugby league fans and their families looking for an exciting half term activity are invited to the museum today (Tuesday 29 October) for a Ready for Rugby event. Taking place from 1pm-2.30pm, visitors can celebrate the RLWC2013 by viewing the new interactive exhibition, exploring the World Cup nations and creating their own rugby masterpieces!
Cost is £2.50. For more information and to book your place, call the museum on 01942 828128.