It’s not every day that you get to appreciate the likes of Harry Kane, Tammy Abraham, Peter Shilton and Wayne Rooney all descend onto the hallowed turf of Wembley. However, for 48 lucky Warren students that is exactly what they spent their Thursday evening doing. To celebrate the England football team’s 1000th game, our students were invited to watch the European qualifier at Wembley stadium in front of a packed crowd of 77,000 eager fans. But this match was about far more than just a milestone celebration, it would mean that with an impressive performance and a secure victory, England would progress through the qualifying rounds of the tournament: and they certainly didn’t disappoint! England were 5-0 up by half-term with some well-worked goals being executed by Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rashford and a hat-trick for the prolific captain, Harry Kane. The final score resembled a low-scoring rugby game as England left the field 7 goals to the good.
The students were impeccably behaved and relished the occasion (with some impressive goal celebrations from Rio in Year 8!). A Year 7 student said “This was my first football match and I’m so pleased I got the chance to see England play- I will never forget this night!”.