As England’s Lionesses prepare to take on Germany at Wembley this Sunday, pupils from a school in Horsham have been recalling their dream visit to the home of football recently.
Tournament organisers ran a national competition for a class to win a trip to Wembley Stadium – with transport, tour, lunch, and an afternoon lesson all included.
Holbrook Primary School in Horsham were the lucky winners of the competition, having signed up to the tournament’s Schools Programme and downloaded some of the free resources available.
Pupils were greeted at Wembley by UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 mascots Ashley, Robyn, and Kai – and had an opportunity to have their picture taken with the Women’s EURO Trophy.
They then took part in an exciting afternoon classroom session, hosted by the National Football Museum in the away changing rooms.
Ryan, 11, said: " We got to sit in the changing rooms and I've never been that close to a pitch before. it's amazing how huge the stadium is.”
Erin, 9, got to sit in the royal box. She said: "We sat in the royal box and went down the stairs. It was really amazing going in those places because you don't usually get to go in there.”
More than 3,500 schools have already signed up to download the free resources (www.WEURO2022Schools.com) which are designed to inspire schools and pupils to get involved in the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.
Holbrook Primary teacher, Emma Wright, 31, said: "We've got some great cross-curricular resources which fit in really nicely with the school and the things we're trying to promote, so some of the history bits have been great to look at the history of the Women's EUROs.
"I think the FA have gone above and beyond today to put all those little extra touches in place to make it a lifetime memory for these guys and for us staff as well."