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Manchester United Motivation Boost for Greenfield Year 11s

posted 26 Jan 2017, 02:57 by
Last term a group of 28 students, from both the Aycliffe and Shildon campuses of Greenfield Community College, travelled to Old Trafford to see Manchester United versus Feynoord in the Europa League tie.

The trip was part of an English Department incentive to promote motivation and attainment for a group of Year 11 students in the run up to their mock examinations. Miss Reay, from the English Department, commented that ‘in the run up to the trip students worked extremely hard to ensure that they secured the amount of points necessary’ while Mrs Goodfellow, Subject Lead for English, mentioned that ‘the change in attitude toward work has continued even after the rewards trip’. Mr Dover, who was in agreement, added that the incentive helped students ‘to develop the key skills needed to be successful in their GCSE exams next year’.

On the journey down to Manchester the students were excited to see the game and they were not disappointed as Manchester United had the full team out (meaning that students got to see Rooney, Ibrahimovic, Mata and Pogba etc), not to mention it was a 4-0 victory for the home side.

Hopefully this will be the start of many motivational incentives and will have given the year 11 students involved the boost they needed to ensure that they achieve the best they can in June.