On 8th September, a group of students from across the Academy enjoyed a trip to Wembley to watch England’s World Cup semi-final heroes take on European rivals, Spain, in the first game of the UEFA League of Nations competition. The students on the trip gained their place as a result of their superb attendance and behaviour.
Before the match the group had time to explore the retail outlet which surrounds the national stadium and were also fortunate enough to see the arrival of Spain’s team coach, with videos of De Gea and Ramos proving to be the most popular! Some of our more hawk-eyed students caught a glimpse of the current Premier League ‘Manager of the Month’, Watford’s Javi Gracia, as he walked around the outside of the stadium with his children.
Our seating was only a stone’s throw from the warm up area of Manchester United and Chelsea’s Spanish goalkeepers, De Gea and Kepa, much to the delight of United fans Mr Power and Mr Scott.
The disappointing 2-1 defeat was not enough to dampen the students’ spirits as they continued to laugh and talk throughout the journey home, arriving back at the Academy at 3:30am to be greeted by some rather tired looking parents.
The behaviour of the students was outstanding, proving once again what fantastic ambassadors we have at the Academy.
A massive thank you goes to Mr Power, Mr Scott, Miss Lewis and Mr Clarke for helping the trip to run so smoothly, and also to all of the students for making the day such a huge success!