Key stage 3 pupils were given the unique opportunity of being able to train with the players of Salford City Football Club at Broadoak School. The event began with a set of football drills in conjunction with the youth team and led by Salford City coaches. Both players and pupils enjoyed training with each other on our 3G pitch. Chris Casper (Sporting Director and a former Manchester United player) admired the skills of many of our pupils including those who are already training with premier league teams.
Broadoak pupils were then given the chance to see the first team in action – coached by their manager Graham Alexander (our guest at July’s Celebration Evening). It was insightful for the pupils to see how the professionals develop. A surprise appearance was that of Phillip Neville – the Head Coach of the England women’s national football team and former Manchester United player. He also commented on the high level of ability shown by our pupils.
It was an exciting event and the first of many planned opportunities with Salford City football club.
From June 1st the Partington Hub at PCA will be moving. The provision for pupils of key workers will continue at Broadoak School and the timings of the day will remain the same 8:45 – 3:00pm. When pupils arrive they will be directed to a new temporary entrance.
This arrangement is only for those pupils currently attending at PCA and parents of children in Year 10 will receive further details about plans to return to school from June 15th imminently.