Durham schools are on their way to Wembley

Durham schools go to SSE Women's FA Cup Final

Pupils from five Durham secondary schools are Wembley-bound for this weekend’s SSE Women’s FA Cup Final after receiving 50 tickets from education recruitment agency Vision for Education and Durham Women’s Football Club.

Belmont School, Easington Academy, Consett Academy, The Hermitage Academy and Framwellgate School each received 10 free tickets for the match between Arsenal and Chelsea ladies, which takes place on Saturday 5th May.

Vision for Education and Durham Women’s Football Club have also arranged transport to the final in London, which will have a competition-record crowd with over 40,000 tickets sold already.

Vision for Education is a proud sponsor of Durham’s Women’s Football Club, who currently play in the national Women’s Super League 2 and made it all the way to the quarter-finals of the SSE Women’s FA Cup.

Paul Hillas, Vision for Education’s Secondary Assistant Branch Manager at the Newcastle branch, said: “It’s fantastic to see the popularity of women’s football growing year-on-year.

“This is an amazing opportunity for the pupils to get the chance to watch a live professional football match at the home of English football. With a huge crowd expected, the atmosphere inside the ground will be electric.”

Vision for Education specialise in providing temporary and permanent teaching and support staff for primary, secondary and SEND (special education needs and disabilities) schools. They have 15 branches across the UK and are part of TES - the global digital education company committed to supporting teaching and learning.

The leading education recruitment agency has a genuine commitment to the learning and development of children and young people, and regularly run creative and education competitions, sponsor sports teams and awards and organise special events for schools, to help improve pupils’ learning environment and experiences.

Photo caption: (left to right) Jo Elliott (Student Support Manager at Belmont School), Louise Crisp and Alice Macdonald (pupils at Belmont School), Paul Hillas (Vision for Education), Annabel Johnson (Player at Durham Women’s FC) and Becky Ketley (Attendance Officer at Belmont School).