An Exciting Hockey Trip for Year 7

Last month the PE department took all of Year 7 to the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in the Olympic Park to see Great Britain vs Belgium in a hockey match. The match was commemorating Team GB’s Gold in Seoul in 1988.

Pupils were excited to see some elite level hockey and were not disappointed. In a tight game, which Belgium won 3-2, pupils were amazed by the skills of the players on show.  After the game they also got to see a hockey penalty shootout, which ran very differently to how they thought it would play out!

Outside of the match there were a number of stations and activities which pupils (and staff!) could take part in, including mini matches, a hockey style coconut shy and wall hockey. After this, pupils took a wander to the Velodrome where they had the chance to see some elite level athletes training on the indoor track.  All pupils had a great day out and were a credit to the school!