School pupils scratch the surface at Tigers’ lair

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Worksop school pupils visited the town’s football club to help inspire creative writing.

Children of St. Anne’s Primary School, on Harrington Street, were given a behind the scenes look at Worksop Town.

Over three days, the children from Years 1 to 6 were shown around the grounds and met Tigers manager Mark Shaw.

To kick start the visit, the children were treated to an informative history of the club from one of its directors Mr Smith.

The children learned the fourth oldest club in the world was founded in 1861 by two Irish gentleman and that his father used to play for the club too.

They were also treated to a visit around the stadium, led by Shaw, where they made their way for free through the turnstiles and onto the pitch.

Shaw led the children into the stadium’s gift shop, around the stands, into the sponsors’ lounge, around the changing rooms and through the entire club house.

St. Anne’s Primary School deputy head Peter Phillips said: “The children really enjoyed their visit and, once back in the classroom, covered a variety of writing genres including newspaper articles, recounts and adverts. A truly wonderful day was had by all – thank you Worksop Town.”