Pupils from Bideford College have taken part in a workshop where they designed their school team’s rugby shirt, to be produced and donated by Canterbury, the official kit supplier to England’s rugby team.

The Canterbury kit design workshops are part of the All Schools programme, which was launched in 2012 by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) in partnership with the Rugby Football Foundation.

At the workshops, lucky pupils learned about the history, heritage, values and importance of the rugby shirt. One of Canterbury’s experienced designers talked pupils through the process of designing a shirt, and the key elements to consider when creating their own design – from thought process to practicability.

Canterbury CEO Chris Stephenson said: “We are passionate about working together with the RFU on the All Schools project and are looking forward to supporting the new schools by providing kit and the unique opportunity to design their own team shirt.”

Bideford College took part in the Canterbury kit design workshop at Bridgewater RFC on Thursday.

One pupil from Bideford will be invited to Twickenham Stadium to be presented with their custom designed shirt at a special ceremony on the pitch ahead of a Six Nations game next spring.