Emirates Stadium hosts Euro 2016 Day

Euro 2016 DayArsenal in the Community hosted a nationwide language competition for school children at Emirates Stadium to celebrate Euro 2016.

Over 90 secondary schools from across the UK signed up for the competition with over 300 entries submitted. Pupils were challenged to come up with a new learning activity for the Arsenal Double Club Languages programme to be used by primary school pupils.

A panel of judges selected 160 pupils from 20 schools to Euro 2016 Day at Emirates Stadium to deliver their language activities to local primary school children from Sacred Heart & Holy Trinity, before a winner was selected.

Gowerton School from Wales took first place with ‘Aaron Ramsey Uno’ – a card game that combines learning French with Welsh. It will be published and used in Arsenal Double Clubs next season.

During a busy day at Emirates Stadium, students also had the chance to take a tour of the stadium and hear from Arsenal staff who use second languages in their work.

Arsenal Double Club Coordinator Steve Eadon said: “It was brilliant to welcome schools from all over the country to Emirates Stadium, and to meet so many students interested in giving a new language a try. Football and the Arsenal name can be a great way of getting young people enthusiastic about subjects that they may otherwise find difficult, and Friday was a good example of that.”

Congratulations to all schools who attended on the day and well done once again to Gowerton School.