A trip to Twickenham and a great game of rugby
On Saturday 25th November we left school bound for Twickenham around 10.45, with our packed lunches and several layers of clothes (it was supposed to be very chilly). The children and some staff, some in England shirts, were very excited asking constant questions: “Do you think we’ll win?”, “How big is the stadium?” and of course “Are we there yet?”. When we arrived at the stadium we were able to squeeze through the crowd to watch the England team get off the bus, a lot of the children (and Mr Jarvis) went quiet, I don’t think they realised how big these people would be!
After some chips and hot dogs we made our way to our seats! They were fantastic right behind the posts! We all stood to listen to the Samoan national anthem and sing “God save our Queen” as loud as we could! We then got to watch the “Siva Tau” (this is the Samoan traditional war dance, like New Zealand’s Haka).
With Chris Robshaw (Mrs Millstead’s favourite) and George Ford being co-captains, we were in for a real treat of a game! With English tries coming in throughout both 40 minute halves from Ewels, Brown, Lozowski, Daly and Ford and line-outs being dominated by Maro Itoje we had a very convincing win with the final score at England 48 Samoa 14.
What a day!, and we even managed to bring all the children home ! A truly great day for all the children, staff and parents.