Football-mad students scored some world-class training as part of a thrilling behind-the-scenes trip to Manchester City FC.
Around 30 students took part in the training weekend, which kicked off with a tour of the grounds, football museum and Etihad Stadium, including the 5* facilities in the Players Lounge, circular home changing room and pitch-side dugout, complete with heated seats.
Students also enjoyed two sessions at Manchester City’s training ground, posed for photographs in the press conference room and watched Man City Ladies draw 2-2 with Chelsea.
They rounded off the football-focused weekend by watching Manchester City’s remarkable 6-0 thrashing of Chelsea to reclaim their position at the top of the Premier League.
Mr C Brickwood, Highfields’ Head of PE, said: “It was a wonderful opportunity for students to enjoy world-class coaching at an incredible training ground.
“All of the students on the trip have taken part in at least 15 hours of extra curricular activities, so this was a fitting reward for their dedication and commitment to sport.
“It was an amazing experience, and one which has really inspired our talented young footballers of the future.”