On 6th July 2017, seven children were chosen, by our P.E. Team, to visit and experience Wimbledon.
Read on to find out how their day went.......
They arrived at Cockfosters Tube Station and enjoyed the journey to Southfields Station. A few the children had never been on the Underground before so this was a totally new experience for them.
Applying plenty of suncream was interesting........
After a long journey, they arrived at Earl's Court.
They then travelled, on the tube, to Southfields Station.
A brisk 15 minute walk, in the sunshine, from the station to Wimbledon.
Everyone was very excited to finally arrive and find out the match list.
They then met and got an autograph from 95th ranked player, Madison Brengle, from United States of America. She has played 2 championships so far and won against Czech Republic's, Petra Kvitova, in the Women's Single Match on day three (Wednesday, 7th July, 2017) at Wimbledon 2017.
Finding their seats in Court 1.
The first game was Adam PAVLASEK against Novak DJOKOVIC.
DJOKOVIC, who is a three time champion, booked his place in the 3rd round by beating PAVLASEK 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.
It was a very exciting game that pulled in a full crowd, the atmosphere was immense.
The second game was Dominic THIEM against Gilles SIMON.
Dominic Thiem, the No.8 seed, recovered from a set down to beat Gilles Simon 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.
Other highlights of the day: a security guard 'dabbing'.
Visiting the shop:
Reading the Order of Play:
Checking the match board:
Visiting Centre Court:
Having our photo taken next to the Fred Perry statue. This statue was to celebrate Fred's 75th birthday which he was said to be delighted about when it was unveiled.
As it was a very hot day, this water feature was very enticing........
Another great photo opportunity in the Junior courts area.
During the walk back to the station, some of the children were in need a cooling refreshment........
What a busy but great day, that will most definitely be remembered.
Thank you Wimbledon and to all your staff, who were absolutely amazing with the children. Also, a huge thank you to Miss Barnes for organisng and making this trip possible.
Game, set, and match to The Fulbridge Academy.