On the 14th February, Maltby Craggs School visited the New York Stadium as a reward for their efforts during the last half term.On the 14th February, Maltby Craggs School visited the New York Stadium as a reward for their efforts during the last half term. The 14 pupils who had been picked for meeting their targets, which had been set by school staff, were treated to a tour of the stadium. They were treated to a showing of the boardroom, changing rooms and the referee’s room before heading down the players’ tunnel and out into the New York Stadium pitch side.
Once pitch side the group had the opportunity to sit in the dug-out and view the pitch from the view point of Manager Steve Evans and his backroom staff. The pupils then took in the view from each stand before heading back in for dinner with Miller Bear. The Rotherham United mascot posed for photos while the pupils finished their dinner and watched a presentation on the building of the stadium
The afternoon session saw the pupils take part in some team building activities and group work, which saw them play ‘Blind Fantasy Football’, creating their very own fantasy teams and ranking the 100 best footballers in the world from the last 12 months.
Participation Officer James Cole commented: “The group were brilliant throughout the day, asking lots of good questions, and when it came to the Blind Fantasy Football we had some great teams and formations including a 1-2-4-3- a side build for attacking! The group were very well behaved and I hope they’ll come back soon to cheer on the Millers."
For more information about educational visits to the New York Stadium or any other element of the Trust’s School Programme contact James Cole on:
Phone: 01709 827767
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