Youngsters given the Manchester United treatment

Jamie Robinson leads The Buckingham School out onto the Old Trafford pitch
Jamie Robinson leads The Buckingham School out onto the Old Trafford pitch

Students from The Buckingham School had the experience of a lifetime when they took part in the Manchester United Soccer Schools’ Champions Day.

The students were selected by the club for their fantastic attitude, effort and teamwork when participating on a soccer school residential weekend.

PE teacher, Greg Key, said: “The whole Champions Day experience was incredible; the students were greeted by the Manchester United coaches at Old Trafford and taken into the executive suite for an introduction and refreshments.

“The team were then taken into the dressing room where they were given a full Manchester United kit. Both teams were then positioned in the tunnel and walked out on to the Old Trafford pitch with the Champions League music playing.”

Thepupils were also treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience when they ran out comfortable winners in a friendly against another school played on the Old Trafford pitch.

Greg added: “All the students left the field bursting with excitement and pride. They had loved every second.”

The students were then taken to United’s training ground at Carrington for a coaching session and mini tournament.

“The students were perfect ambassadors of The Buckingham School, their behaviour was immaculate. They were enthusiastic, polite and good fun,” added Greg.