The P.E Department arranged for 22 Year 10 and 11 students to visit Wembley for the recent England vs USA international match. For the majority of the students it was their first experience of a live football match and they were all impressed with the size and magnitude of the event.
All students thoroughly enjoyed their experience from travelling to the game via the busy underground, to enjoying the pre-match atmosphere. The game was an exciting one with England scoring two goals in three first-half minutes which laid the foundations for a comfortable 3- 0 England victory over USA. Students not only got to see their football role models playing but also got to see Wayne Rooney return to the fold to make his 120th, and final, appearance in a Three Lions jersey.
Students gained the opportunity to witness professional athletes performing, preparing and executing their trade along with developing their understanding of the implications and complications of hosting an international event. During the half term interval, students also got to see Usain Bolt being interviewed and witnessed spectators from the crowd competing in fun football activities. They also enjoyed being quizzed throughout the evening on GCSE content linking the experience to a number of key areas covered in the course, such as the role of the media, sponsorship, gamesmanship/sportsmanship and the use of technology in sport.
The PE department would like to say well done to all the students involved and a thank you to the finance department for assisting with the purchase of the tickets.