Football Match Provides Teamwork Test

This term, students from LVS Oxford hosted a friendly football match against Meadow High School in Hillingdon.  Both schools are passionate about football and the match gave learners the opportunity to put their skills to the test, experience playing against unfamiliar students, and develop skills such as teamwork, fair play, determination, performing under pressure and motivating their fellow team mates.

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The match was really exciting with both teams remaining calm and focused throughout.  With a few minutes to go, it looked like the match was heading for a draw but a late goal secured the match for Meadow High School, who were delighted with a 2-1 win over LVS Oxford.  The Meadow High School captain Brook said after the match: “I’m really happy, it was a very good game.  Both teams played well and we’ve enjoyed mixing with the LVS Oxford students who have made us feel really welcome.”

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Ben Neesome, LVS Oxford’s team captain, said, “It was a really good match and both teams were friendly. I think if we work on improving our defence we can do better - I’m looking forward to a re-match!”

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Andy Bunker, Meadow High School’s Head of 6th Form, said: “The students have had a fantastic day.  I’m really grateful to LVS Oxford, in particular Katie Gatt, PE teacher, and Géza Kiss, 6th form tutor, for giving our students this experience.  I’m sure they’ll be talking about the match, the new friends they’ve made, and the stunning facilities and hospitality at LVS Oxford for many weeks to come.  We are very much looking forward to LVS Oxford visiting Meadow High for a second match in the autumn”.   

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