Potters Bar pupils are Wembley wonders

PUBLISHED: 07:06 19 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:55 26 October 2009

Mount Grace pupils at Wembley

Mount Grace pupils at Wembley

WALKING out onto the hallowed turf of Wembley Stadium is something many people only dream of. But for a group of Potters Bar students, that dream was realised. Pupils from Mount Grace School, in Church Road, took part in the London north/Ba

WALKING out onto the hallowed turf of Wembley Stadium is something many people only dream of.

But for a group of Potters Bar students, some pictured, that dream was realised.

Pupils from Mount Grace School, in Church Road, took part in the London north/Barbarians rugby festival.

The event was designed to generate interest among newcomers to the game.

Students from year seven and eight played a 10-a-side, 10-minute match on the pitch, before watching the centenary celebration match between Barbarians and Australia.

PE teacher Adam Smith, 23, said: "The kids got the chance to play at Wembley, which most people would probably pay £1,000 for.

"My main aim was to kick the football obsession out of some of them. And after today, I think a few are slowly converting to rugby.


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