On Wednesday, 19th March 2008, P3/4 had a grand day out! Ellen, in P4, had won second prize in the ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ poetry competition for her age group. She won prizes for herself and her family, and we were lucky enough to go to Hampden Stadium, in Glasgow, to see Ellen presented with her prizes.
First of all, we were taken on a guided tour of the stadium. We saw behind the scenes (the changing rooms and practice areas), the pitch and the Scottish Museum of Football. It was very interesting and we were given fantastic goodie bags! We also saw an exhibition of the poster competition. We saw Eli’s entry. It looked really good.
There were lots of other schools there from all over Scotland and the atmosphere at the presentation ceremony was very exciting. George Burley, the Scottish team manager, and Gordon Smith, the SFA chairman, presented prizes, along with lots of famous footballers. Soon it was time for Ellen’s presentation and we were very proud of her. John was kind enough to read out Ellen’s poem for her, so we were very proud of him too!
All too soon it was time to go home. We had a fantastic day.