On Thursday 22nd of September 2016, a selected group of student were chosen to participate in the Guards of Honour and to watch the Leeds Rhinos versus Leigh Centurians in a rugby league match.The group of students were chosen because they had made excellent effort in their P.E. lessons.
The students arrived at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium around 7:10 pm -as informed by their teacher- in their school P.E. uniform. As the teachers arrived, the students were each given a ticket so they were able to enter the Stadium, as well as some Leeds Rhinos merchandise by one of the generous members of the Leeds Rhinos Staff, Garry.
Guided by Garry, the student were split up into two groups for the Guards of Honour. The groups then proceeded to the pitch where they each were given a Leeds Rhinos flag and assigned a position where they would stand within.
A few moments later, the excited students along with the spirited cheerleaders ran onto the pitch and waved their flags as the great rugby players entered the pitch. One of the students, Nieve Medley described the moment as a very fun experience when she got on the pitch. Meanwhile, the photographers and videographers recorded the memorable and exciting moment and the audience cheered.
Soon afterwards, the kick off had started as the students and teacher watched zealously from the South Stand until half-time. In half-time, the students had a chance to walk around the pitch, which was very thrilling as the people watching smiled and high fived the students.
After that, the game started again meaning that the students had to go back to the South Stand to watch the game.
”I thought it was a great experience to let us students to support our team and it was a great way to represent The Ruth Gorse Academy,” Libby Vernon, one of the selected students, said.
Eventually, Leeds Rhinos won the match with 32-12 and the students left with a big smile on their faces as the headed to their homes around 9:45 pm.