On Wednesday 6th October, England rugby world cup winner and Lions scrum-half, Matt Dawson, visited Emanuel School.

His time at the school started with a lunch with the Y12 and Y13 sports scholars. The pupils appreciated his company and thoroughly enjoyed talking about his career and his experience of performing at the very highest level.

In the afternoon, Matt spent some time coaching rugby skills and sharing his wealth of knowledge with pupils from across the school. In between coaching sessions Matt, who is a Sodexo Ambassador, came to the catering department to meet the team where he chatted with everyone, commenting on how much he had enjoyed his tasty and healthy lunch while sharing his views on the importance of a healthy, nutritious diet for sports pupils.

We are very appreciative of Matt for giving up his time and allowing Emanuel pupils to benefit from his experience.

Mr Hanson (Director of Sport) & Phyllis Street (Catering Manager)