Staff more than match students in charity game
STUDENTS and teachers raised more than £100 for charity with a staff versus pupils football match.
The gauntlet was thrown down by sixth form students at All Hallows Catholic College who challenged the staff to a special game.
And with eager volunteers helping out on the sidelines, they managed to raise £120 for the All Hallows charity in Tamil Nadu in India.
On the day it was perfect match conditions, but it was the teachers who came out on top, winning 3-1.
Tom Parke, year 13 learning leader, said it was an exciting game, with a last minute change to the students’ line up creating a more even game.
He said: “As the first half wore on the students were glad to hear the half time whistle with the score at 1-0.
“The second half started evenly until a majestic strike from Miss Thomason from outside the box gave the staff a two goal lead.
“Morale was lowered even further for the students when Mr Lees scored with a tidy finish past the now helpless Williams in goal.
“Changes in the students’ line-up with Sarah Hanson coming on at right back and a cameo from Harry Silcock steadied the ship and kept the score at 3-0, until Jake Petrie smashed the ball past Mr Faulkner to give the students a boost – could they come back into the game?
“A ball cleared off the line by Mr Mercer and a couple of speculative efforts by the students saw the staff come out on top with the final score of 3-1.
“Well done to the students and the staff who helped out on the sidelines.”
●● David Rutley MP with headteacher Peter Taylor and pupils at Worth Primary School
●● Staff and students lined up for a charity football match at All Hallows Catholic College