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Author Matt Oldfield visits Park High School

Our annual Book Week is taking place from Monday 11th - Friday 15th June. To kickstart the celebrations, author Matt Oldfield delivered a football inspired workshop entitled 'Bouncing Back from Setbacks' to selected year 7 and 8 students. Students were encouraged to think about the various setbacks a footballer may face on and off the pitch.

With the World Cup looming, it was the perfect time for our students to discuss their favourite footballers like Gareth Bale, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Students also had the opportunity to write a short story on when they suffered a setback and how they showed resilience in overcoming this.

With his brother Tom, Matt has written the Ultimate Football Heroes and Classic Football Heroes series. He regularly delivers workshops in schools and in association with organisations including the National Literacy Trust and Football Beyond Borders.

You can purchase his books using this link:

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Thank you, Matt for your effort and enthusiasm. We look forward to welcoming you again to Park High School.

Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 020 8952 2803

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