19 Oct 2011

Cup leaves its mark on schools

5:49 pm on 19 October 2011

The Rugby World Cup has left its mark on the nation's schools.

Radio New Zealand's education correspondent says teachers used the competition as a spring board for lessons ranging from learning languages to discussing probability.

They say it has been impossible to ignore the Cup so they channelled children's interest in the event into their teaching.

Though studies of other countries featured highly, teachers say the competition also provided a useful context for studying the various cultures in New Zealand society.