48 pupils and 4 members of staff travelled to Manchester on Tuesday 6th December to watch the Celtic v Manchester City Champions League fixture at the Etihad Stadium. We arrived an hour before kick- off; pupils and staff soaked up the atmosphere by listening to bands that were playing and buying souvenirs in the superstore. We were seated in the Colin Bell stand, brilliant seats which gave a full view of the Etihad. The game, which finished 1-1, was evenly matched with both teams having chances.
After having breakfast on Wednesday morning we filed onto the bus which took us to Old Trafford, home of Manchester United FC. We were given a chance to wander round the museum where we learned about the history of the club and then we were given a guided tour of the stadium, including the Alex Ferguson stand, the press room, changing rooms, players’ tunnel and the dugout. Both pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and the pupils, as always, were a credit to Our Lady’s High School.