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2 March 2017

Students from Year nine and 11 travelled to London

Last week, our Gillingham FC Community Trust Independent School travelled up to South East London to play a friendly game against a team from Millwall Community Trust’s Alternative Provision.

The fixture was all about allowing the young students to engage and thrive in a positive competitive atmosphere, developing their skills in teamwork and commitment. For some who took part, it was their first ever trip to London, making the occasion even more special.

Both teams entered into the fixture with a lively competitive spirit. Our Independent School students did themselves and the club proud, showing great teamwork and sportsmanship on and off the pitch.  Millwall put on a strong performance to be the eventual winners of the fixture, but the Gills side showed their commitment and positive attitudes, playing well throughout and scoring three fantastic goals!

Freddie Horton, who took the group on the day, said of the event; “Considering it was their first time playing as a team, and for some their first time playing a match, I am extremely proud of the boys for their performance. They worked their socks off from the first kick off until the final whistle. The boys showed plenty of team work throughout the game.”

School Headteacher Lisa Scott added; “Our students from Year 9 to Year 11 did us proud both on and off the pitch, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience this fixture offered. We look forward to welcoming Freddie Ruby, Millwall’s Education and Employability Coordinator, and his students for the return match at Gillingham in the very near future.”

Thank you to Millwall Community Trust for hosting the event, and we look forward to more fixtures soon!

Our Community Trust Independent School was founded in 2015 to provide a unique specialist educational centre for local students who experience significant barriers to learning, or cannot access mainstream education due to permanent exclusion or other reasons. The school encourages educational achievement and intellectual moral development regardless of students’ capabilities and history, priding itself on a personalised approach, and providing a safe environment for students to learn and develop.  

If you would like to find out more about our Community Trust Independent School, contact the Trust on 01634 623420.  

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