Pudsey pupils enjoy trip of lifetime to Dubai


Pupils from a Pudsey school have enjoyed an overseas sports trip of a lifetime.

41 pupils and six members of staff from Fulneck School in Pudsey jetted off to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates for a sports development tour.

During the week-long trip the boys and girls from years eight to 13 played a series of football, cricket and netball matches against different international schools based in the area.

The packed itinerary included recreational and cultural excursions to a traditional Souk and the Sheikh’s Palace. There was also time to enjoy a visit to the Atlantis water park, a desert barbecue and the Dubai Mall, the biggest of its kind in the world.

Ryan Walker, Head of PE at Fulneck School who organised the trip, said:

“It was important that the students had chance to see and learn about the area and understand how Dubai has evolved into the amazing place it is today.

“The sport was competitive with all the teams acquitting themselves extremely well despite the very warm conditions.”

Alex Ibbotson, the school’s head boy and a member of the tour party, added:

“The tour was fantastic and has created memories that will last a lifetime.

“It was also nice to mix with other students from across the school and forge new friendship groups, as well as having the opportunity to test our sporting ability against schools we would not normally play against.”






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