Kit Design Workshop Day
On Tuesday 8th October four students took the short trip to Kingsholm, the home of Gloucester Rugby Club, to take part in the CBRE All Schools Kit Design Workshop. Due to Holmleigh Park’s success in rugby, through results and participation, the school had been awarded a vast amount of equipment and a new playing kit. Alongside this, the school was also afforded the opportunity to design a brand new playing kit, which Canterbury would make and present to the school.
The day started out by hearing from World Cup Winners Lewis Moody and Natasha Hunt what it meant to wear the England shirt but also the values they had gained from rugby. This was truly inspirational and gave a great starting point for the students to start formulating ideas. Students also got to learn about the history of the England shirt and the origins of why it is white – a question Olly Greenlee got the answer to and only the third person in 6 years to correctly answer this!
With no teacher input, it was completely down to the students to design the shirts. After a fantastic lunch, the students went onto the brand new Canterbury kit design programme, which had never been used before, to put all their ideas from paper onto the design programme – giving the students a 3D view of it.
Incorporating the burgundy, blue and white of Holmleigh Park, the new kit looked fantastic and will be ready to wear from February.
Furthermore, we saw Henley Bank High School, Five Acres High School, Yate Academy and Blaise High School students there – to which all contributed to the design of a new ‘Greenshaw Barbarians’ kit which incorporated colours from all South West Greenshaw Schools.
Sam Greenlee, Ronnie Newbery, Olly Greenlee and Ryan Godwin were fantastic ambassadors for the school – representing Holmleigh Park in the highest standards on the day and engaged with staff superbly.