Twickenham Rugby Trip

On December the 1st 2007, 49 Year 7 – 10 Boys and Girls went on a PE trip to Twickenham to watch The Barbarians verses the World Champions – South Africa. It was a chance for the pupils to see history in the making as it was also World Cup winner Jason Robinson’s last ever Rugby match before hanging up his boots. He played despite having a serious shoulder injury which shows how committed he has been to any rugby team he plays for. Pupils set off at 10:30 am with Mr Oliver, Mr Cox and Mr Jousiffe who happily gave up their usual Saturday lie in. Pupils had chance to soak up the atmosphere, visit the museum, test their power on the scrummage machine and buy souvenirs from the shop, before sitting down to watch an exciting open game of rugby. The pupils were in good spirit, singing the national anthem and joining in with the Mexican wave. The Barbarians attacked where ever possible and ran in some superb tries to make it 22 – 5 by full time. Brian Habana the flying South African winger was kept at bay. The crowd gave Robinson a standing ovation. All pupils were exceptionally well behaved and joined and enjoyed a great day out.