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Schools tour the New York

18 February 2013

Blackburn and Sitwell Primary Schools toured the stadium and were treated to some special gifts.

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Participation Officer James Cole said: “I really would like to say thank you to the schools for coming down. It’s fantastic to be able to offer these stadium tours to the schools. The kids are just totally fascinated with the New York. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the students from Blackburn come up with. They were ecstatic about the thought of making bridges, so I’m expecting to see some pieces of art. And who knows? You might just see a Roman bridge in the making some time this year.”

The day was then rounded off for Sitwell with a history of the club and Rotherham session, followed by a question and answer session with Millers’ own Andy Warrington.

Sitwell Primary School was also treated to their own stadium visit. Once the pupils had finished off their New York treat, they were offered the chance to have lunch with Rotherham United hero- Miller Bear.

Once the students have designed and modelled their bridges, they will bring them back to the stadium to be judged in the Trust’s competition. Representatives from the RUCST, as well as a Rotherham United player, will come down to the New York to decide the winner.

The Year 3 and 4 children were treated to a tour of the New York and a talk about how the new stadium was built. The young children were then set the challenge of developing a bridge to make Rotherham United’s ground more accessible for its fans. However, because the pupils are studying the Romans during school time, they need to use Roman techniques when coming up with their ideas.

Blackburn and Sitwell Primary Schools visited the stadium on 6th and 7th February, and were offered a tour around the ground and some very special treats.

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