On Wednesday 7th November, 34 students from One In A Million Free School went to watch a UEFA Champions League football match staring Manchester City, the reigning Premier League Champions!
Students were invited to attend for their positive attitude and high attainment in PE. The special trip was arranged by Mrs Oldroyd and the PE Department.
Manchester City were playing Ukraine team Shakhtar Donetsk at the Etihad Stadium. The City line up included a full strength team, which included many household names including England internationals Raheem Sterling, Kyle Walker and John Stones. The game finished 6-0 in favour of Manchester City. We think its safe to say that this evening was a memorable night not only for all of our students!
It was a late arrival back and some very tired pupils and staff the next day. But, it was all worth it and we are looking forward to our next trip in the summer to watch some more live sport.
Here’s what some of our students had to say about their experience:
“Amazing experience! It was great to see the stadium where, I’m hoping to play one day!” (Hagie, who plays for Bradford City U18’s first team). We certainly hope you do and don’t forget to invite your friends at One In A Million!
“This is a once in a lifetime experience thanks to our school” (Brendan).
“I enjoyed the atmosphere and the opportunity” (Harris).
Ibraham was very enthused as he commented on the “seeing some of the most famous player in the world. How big is this stadium – it’s huge!”.
Mrs Oldroyd commented, “What a fabulous evening celebrating such a spectacular game of football with our students! Once again, One In A Million students were a credit to the school. Creating threshold experience with trips such as this, are all about enthusing and raising the aspirations of our students! We want to enable them to watch and learn from the finest athletes in the world. For them to see what world-class sportsmanship, team-spirit, individual dedication, high endurance fitness levels look like. Sport not only keeps people fit but it builds skills for life and the workplace”.
Thank you to Mrs Oldroyd, Mr Barker, Miss Stuart, Miss Woodcock, Mr Stokes, Mr Spencer and Mr Rahman who gave of their personal time to make this a threshold experience to remember for all of our students!