Las Vegas 7s: C.P. Squires to host the Fiji 7s team

Fiji Airways Fiji 7s coach Gareth Baber gives some tips to his players during their training yesterday at the Kelloggs Zaher Sporting Complex in Las Vegas. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

C.P. SQUIRES, a school in Las Vegas will be hosting the national men’s sevens rugby team today as part of the Adopt A Country program organised by USA Sevens.

The program has been in place since 2011 and is a collaboration with the Clark Country School District (CCSD) Office of Community Partnership (Office).

The program pairs the sixteen teams and nations represented in the HSBC Sevens World Series tournament in Las Vegas stop with a local school.

“Adopt A Country began as an ambassadorship program in an effort to introduce international geography, history, culture, and language into a curriculum in a special hands-on manner,” a statement from USA Sevens said.

“Each school works within district guidelines to implement the classroom curriculum. “Additionally, students are invited to participate in a T-shirt contest and a critical thinking essay comparing and contrasting the student’s life today in the life of a student from the adopted country.

“Winners of the T-shirt contest have their drawings turned into shirts, and the winners of the essay contest carry the national flag for their team at the Parade of Nations.”

Our national team will attend a pep assembly at the school where the students demonstrate their newfound knowledge, welcome the team to Las Vegas, and cheer for the team.

Students of C.P. Squires will also be cheering for Fiji at the stadium on Saturday.

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