On Friday 9th February 2018, I was lucky enough to accompany a student to a Rugby 6 Nations game; England v Wales! As a massive Rugby fan I couldn’t wait and as it went the whole day lived up to expectations. We started at a school event where the pupil I took got to meet 2 National level players from the England team. After lunch we went to Twickenham stadium and watched England stop a strong and unrelenting Wales in their tracks. Masterful running and sublime defending from both sides but England were victorious.
Our student, Travon Powell also stole the show out on the pitch, waving an England flag as the teams entered. He was also selected for an TV interview! However, most importantly, it was an experience that left an indelible mark on him. The spectacle and the stadium, he was wide eyed and in thrall to it all! Travon was chosen for his hard work mentoring younger students and his commitment to Gloucester Academy and I firmly believe he enjoyed every second and has come back stronger and more focused.