It’s been an incredible summer of sport at Oare CE Primary School! In addition to its usual busy schedule of sports tournaments and outward-bound activities, pupils from all years have been given the opportunity to attend high-quality sporting events – very much in line with the school value of ‘aspiration’.
In May, a group of enthusiastic footballers attended the Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley. Children from Reception to Year 6 were excited to support the players as part of a crowd of 77,930 – this set a world record for women’s domestic club match!
Harrison in Year 2 commented: “It was a great atmosphere at the FA Cup Final. I enjoyed taking part in the Mexican wave and seeing Prince William hand over the trophy. I got loads of tips on how to play football.”
Oare was also excited to be allocated tickets through the Wimbledon Schools Ballot this year – a superb opportunity for pupils to attend the oldest tennis tournament in the world. The children had an amazing day: visiting Centre Court and being allowed into the Royal Box; watching a match on No.2 court between Rubley and Karafsev; lunch on Henman Hill or Murray Mount (depending on what you know it as) and a visit to the Wimbledon Tennis Museum!
Kiana in Year 6 shares an experience of the day: “I was shocked by how many people were at Wimbledon. It was amazing to stand by the Royal Box and the service men and women guarding it were really helpful and kind. We saw some amazing rallies in the game we watched. The tennis museum was fascinating and interactive. It was really good fun going on a red double decker bus from Wimbledon station to the tennis! We sat upstairs, at the front!”