AS FAR as school trips go, this is up there with the best of them.
The children at Beech School in Golcar are all being treated to a visit to the Galpharm Stadium to watch a match with Town legend Andy Booth.
They won the prize after collecting the most items for the club’s recycling initiative, which called on schools to collect the most in weight of old clothes, textiles and mobile phones for recycling.
It was part of Town’s Keep It Up campaign to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Town’s Academy.
Together they managed to collect a quarter of a tonne of recyclable goods.
Former striker and Town ambassador Andy visited the school with striker Danny Cadamarteri to deliver the news that the school had won. He also handed over tickets for each of the 160 children, the same number again for each to take a parent, plus tickets for all the teachers.
They will be Andy’s guests of honour at the club’s home game against Swindon Town on March 19.
Sarah Peacock, the school’s PE coordinator, said: “It’s a very generous prize. We’re all absolutely delighted to have won, we didn’t expect to do so well because we’re a very small school.
“We’re very excited about being Andy’s guests for the match against Swindon. We’ve got quite a lot of Town fans in the school – a lot of girls as well as boys – and I think we will make ourselves heard at the game!”
The Keep It Up campaign raised £120,000 last season with the money split between the two fundraising partners.