Sutton-In-Ashfield school enjoy Football in the Community Education day

Year six pupils from Sutton-In-Ashfield’s Abbey Hill Primary enjoyed a day out of the classroom last week, with a special day of education here at Football in the Community.

Presented as part of our Premier League Primary Stars intervention, the Abbey Hill students enjoyed a full day of activities, including classroom based and sports sessions.

The pupils began the day with an interactive classroom session, led by Football in the Community’s Education Officer Elizabeth Regan, before heading around the One Call Stadium on a ground tour to find out more about the history of Mansfield Town FC and the surrounding area.

Pupils also enjoyed a classroom based session led by the schools teachers before heading out onto the 3G Pitch for a Physical Education session, led by Football in the Community coaches.

Community Manager & PL Primary Stars co-ordinator, Gary Shaw, said “The kids had a really excellent day and every single person got involved with our sessions, just getting outside of their regular classroom environment can prove a massive boost.

“The collapsed curriculum days are something we will continue to do now that SATS are pretty much out of the way. Year six students will be moving up to secondary school in September and a lot of students are nervous about new environments, so that’s another reason days such as this are vital for their personal development”

Any schools interested in a collapsed curriculum day should contact Gary Shaw on 01623 656 920 or email