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St Marys Gold Mark Award Trip

On March 17th five children representing Haselworth travelled to the home of Southampton Football, St Mary’s Stadium, to celebrate achieving the Gold Mark in PE. We were one of only 27 schools across Hampshire to achieve this last year.

There were a number of different activities. We toured the stadium, and were surprised at the difference between the home and away changing rooms; the children took part in a football coaching session (and made Mr McCormick proud of the skills on show); and we admired the trophy cabinet. There were several creative tasks, such as build a Southampton version of the Spinnaker Tower, design a new football kit (Oliver Dixon’s Haselworth-inspired design was one of the winners), and we used Sammy the Saint, Southampton’s football mascot, to help us win the ‘creative photo and tweet’ prize. We even took part in a race to put a goal together!

As usual, the positive attitude and good manners of our children were very much on show. An enjoyable day all round.