Eight Year 10 BTEC Sport students from Woodham Academy were selected to officiate the games of a local primary school football competition, run by the Go Well, Competition and School Games Organisers.
Over 170 primary school students from 14 different primary schools arrived at the Newton Aycliffe Sports Ground ready to play, learn and have fun.
The Woodham students were tasked with organising and refereeing the highly competitive games, which eventually led to St William’s winning the Cup and Vane Road winning the Shield.
Mr Patterson from Woodham Academy said “I was really proud of how enthusiastic and mature our Year 10 students were.
“They could all remember similar experiences from when they were younger and enjoyed being a part of the day.
“They were excellent role models, and the experience will benefit them whilst at Woodham and beyond.”
Paul Donaghy (Go Well – Competition and School Games Organiser) added: “The referees were superb all day. We’ve had quite a few nice comments from staff about the students’ positive attitudes during the day.”
The day was such a success that Go Well have already asked if Woodham Academy students will be able to assist with future events.