The Oscar Boys Football Team Visit and Football Match
On Monday 9th October we were delighted to welcome the OSCAR Boys Football Team to the school, a day ahead of their official football match against us.
They arrived in time for lunch and were then taken to ‘Inside Football’, a 3G indoor football pitch where they were given a training session by Forest Green Rovers star striker, Omar Bugiel. This was followed by a training session on our outdoor pitch with the legendary ex England and Arsenal Captain, Tony Adams.
On Tuesday 10th October the OSCAR Boys arrived at school and delivered morning assembly. The children and staff were moved and inspired by stories of their lives in Mumbai and everyone was given an OSCAR armband to wear in support of the work this amazing Foundation do.
The OSCAR Boys then joined some of the lessons, including Art, where they enjoyed creating a picture inspired by Kandinsky.
The build up to the big match started after lunch and kick off began after a moving rendition of the Indian National Anthem and the School Song, sung by the respective teams. The match was extremely exciting, the children from Years 4 to 8 came and watched, as well as parents, staff, photographers and film crews!
The final score was 2-1 to the OSCAR Boys Football Team. They have been undefeated in all matches throughout their tour, so huge congratulations to them!
Headmaster, James Womersley summed up the experience perfectly, “Being involved in helping make the OSCAR tour happen, and how hosting the children and adults with them, has been very fulfilling and a lot of fun for us here at Beaudesert. Our own pupils, their parents and our staff have really got behind the fundraising and the planning that needed to happen to make the boys’ time with us here in Minchinhampton as rewarding and nurturing as possible. They have been a real pleasure to host. We hope that when they go back to India they will be doing so with a new-found enthusiasm for the value of education and happy memories to last a lifetime.”
The lovely photos used in this article are by kind permission of Gloucestershire Media and photographer Simon Pizzey.