Over 250 P4-P7 pupils from Bangor’s Rathmore Primary School were given a taste of victory recently, when Specsavers Bangor Bloomfield brought the Guinness PRO 12 Rugby trophy into the school for a special assembly.

In the run up to the final, which saw Glasgow Warriors victorious against Munster at Belfast’s Kingspan Stadium, the school children were given the chance to get their hands on the trophy before it was lifted by the Scottish team.

Sight in Sport 

Before getting snap happy for class photographs with the trophy, store director Andrea Ridgway told the pupils more about eye sight, and how to care for their eyes, particularly when playing sport. As well as trying on some of Specsavers’ Disney and Football Club frames, they learnt about the anatomy of the eye, and how they actually see.

Bringing the buzz to Bangor 

Store director Andrea Ridgway, Specsavers Bangor Bloomfield said: ‘We were delighted to bring a bit of excitement to Rathmore Primary School with the Guinness PRO12 Trophy, there has been a fantastic buzz about the country with the final being held here on Saturday, so it has been great to involve our local community in the excitement.

The tour has also given us a chance to get out and meet pupils in our local community, reminding them of how important eye and hear care is when playing sports, and that we’re here to ensure they can be future stars on the pitch with a healthy eyesight!’

Official sponsors 

As an official sponsor of the Guinness PRO12 match officials and referees, Specsavers are also the official opticians and hearing services partner of the Guinness PRO12, providing expert eye care for players and officials, ensuring no ‘Should’ve gone to Specsavers’ moments on the pitch.

As well as visiting Bangor, the trophy also made stops in Enniskillen, Omagh, Coleraine and Magherafelt, to help brightening up some days with a couple of special appearances at the Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

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