Place2Be mascots lead England footballers into their 1000th match
On Thursday 14 November, Place2Be pupils joined the England football team on the pitch to help kick off their match against Montenegro.
As England prepared to kick off their 1000th international football match,, the players were not the only stars on the pitch. The lucky players were joined by match mascots; 10-year-old Helin Altun and 8-year-old Nathan Tull, who are pupils at Queensbridge Primary School in Hackney.
Through the Head’s Together campaign and staff at Queensbridge Primary School, which is a Place2Be partner school, Place2Be were able to provide the experience for Nathan and Helin at Wembley Stadium. Despite the crowd, they kept their cool as they escorted players out for this major game.
"Nathan, Year 4 shows the Queensbridge values of perseverance and possibilities. He is a polite and kind boy. He hasn’t always found his learning easy but he never gives up and he is always enthusiastic about football and giving things a go. He has a lovely ‘have a go’ attitude.
"Helin is in Year 6. She has also demonstrated the Queensbridge values of respect and collaboration in her primary career with us. She is always upbeat and puts in 100% effort into everything she does. She is a fantastic football team player and leads our team out for many tournaments successfully. She is a really kind and caring girl, passionate about football and a really positive role model for our younger children.’’
And the stars of the show, Nathan and Helin, had this to say ahead of their big night:
News & blogs
Rhys Stephenson becomes an ambassador for Place2Be
TV presenter Rhys Stephenson, best known as the face of children’s TV channel CBBC, has become Place2Be’s newest Ambassador.READ MORE
London MPs visit Heathmere Primary School to discuss children’s wellbeing
Dr Rosena Allin-Khan and Fleur Anderson visited Heathmere Primary School to learn more about Place2Be’s work in schools.READ MORE
Place2Be, BAFTA Kids and Oak National Academy launch 2021 Schools Time Capsule
This new project is an opportunity for children and young people across the UK to reflect on life during the pandemic.READ MORE