CRICKLADE Manor Prep recently visited Twickenham Stadium after being given for a once in a lifetime opportunity to play at the home of England Rugby.

The school was invited onto the hallowed turf due to being recognised earlier in the season as one of eight Quilter Kids First Champions.

Quilter have travelled to all corners of the country, identifying those clubs and schools who go above and beyond to put kids first.

The grassroots award recognises clubs and schools who have excelled in creating a great rugby environment, upskilling coaches and retaining players from age seven to 13-years-old.

In total 14 schools and clubs attended the day with over 200 excited young rugby players participating.

The youngsters were joined by former England Internationals, Jason Robinson, Danielle Waterman, David Flatman and Ugo Monye, who were lending their support.

Each child had the unique chance to be taken on the journey of an England Rugby player for the day, which involved boarding the team bus, visiting the changing rooms, as well as running out of the tunnel before taking to the pitch for a training session.

To complete the day, the young players entered the Royal Box to lift the Quilter Cup and were presented with a medal to take home as a memento of the unforgettable day.

Head of Boys Games and PE, Tom Davies, said: “It was an amazing opportunity for our pupils to be inspired and to continue their rugby journey.

“It’s not every day you get to play at Twickenham. Who knows in the future one of them may run out on the turf as a full international.”