From Whitley to Wembley
Over the last term pupils from Whitley Academy and Holyhead School have been participating in a RSA Academies supported project with Football Beyond Borders. The project uses the boys’ love of football to inspire them to achieve their goals both on and off the pitch.
At the end of term a group of Whitley students were rewarded for their efforts with a trip to Wembley stadium. They were hosted by UCFB Wembley, a university based at the stadium who specialise in teaching courses about different careers in football. The boys got a taste of the options that might be available to them in future by doing workshops in football business and media, before getting a tour of the stadium. For many of the pupils it was their first visit to the iconic stadium, and one they will not forget.