With the World Cup in Brazil kicking off in less than a fortnight, guests from Manchester City and Stockport County helped our infant children take part in a football-themed activity week.
Our pupils learned all about the basics of the beautiful game when coaches from the Stockport County FC Community Foundation joined us for two days of training sessions.
The boys and girls then had the chance to use their new skills during a sporting morning on the field, when mums and dads faced the children’s penalty kicks, raced with them through obstacle courses and took part in ball games.
Back in the classroom, the Senior School’s Dr Lucy Pitts hosted a pair of science sessions based around the colours of the Brazilian flag.
Assisted by parent helpers, Dr Pitts helped the children make fizzing bath bombs and use chemicals to create colourful patterns to decorate their classrooms and their homes during the World Cup.
Q&A with world-class football coach
After a week which also included fancy dress, fun swims and special picnics, our final special guest was Manchester City international technical director Rodolfo Borrell, who faced some footballing questions from our nursery, reception, year one and year two classes.
Mr Borrell has previously coached at Barcelona and Liverpool, where he is credited with helping to develop world-class footballers Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas and Gerard Pique, as well as England forward Raheem Sterling, who are all expected to shine in Brazil during June and July.