school's pupils travel to Holland for football
40 pupils from Highbridge's King Alfred School have returned from
a five-day visit to Holland.
total of 45 students travelled by coach to Valkenburg in Holland
to take part in the school's bi-annual football tour.
the trip the sudents also visited Phantasialand Theme Park in
Germany, took a tour of the Philips stadium, home of PSV Eindhoven,
went ten-pin bowling, took part in two football training sessions
and played six matches against Dutch club sides.
school's Peter Harris told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The boys
were a credit to the school and conducted themselves superbly
throughout the trip. The owners of the Hotel Amsterdam in Valkenburg
said they were both polite and well behaved. The boys thanked
them for their hospitality."
added: "The A team, including the youngest tourists, managed
a win and a loss from their 2 matches. The B side, including year
9 and 10 students, remained unbeaten, drawing a game and winning
a nine goal thriller. The C team, including some experienced tour
players, also avoided defeat by drawing and winning their matches."
youngsters have also thanked football clubs RKVVL Polaris, Geusseult
Sports, RKVVM Margraten and Sibbe for hosting the football matches,
and their sponsors T J Dyer Electrical Services Ltd, L and H Plumbing
& Heating and Somerset Mortgage Brokers for helping fund the
tour tracksuit tops and polo shirts.