Four out of 10 finalists in a national kit design competition are from The St Lawrence Academy.
The students were among a party invited to a digital workshop in Birmingham to take their ideas to the next level.
The 10 finalists’ designs in the PlayStation F.C Schools’ Cup Concept Kit competition can be viewed online and voting is taking place via Twitter. The poll closes on Tuesday (11th February).
The winning design will go into production and be worn at the PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Finals Festival.
PE teacher Ryan Oates took Khushbo, Evelina, Tyler and David to the final at The Hawthorns, home of Championship club West Bromwich Albion. The competition was organised by the English Schools’ FA and Playstation.
“They took part in the digital design workshop but it was a much bigger day than just that,” he said.
“The experience included gaming and other interactive opportunities.
“The afternoon session was held with the University Campus of Football Business and provided career and work experience activities that gave our students an insight into topics such as journalism, media, and business.
“Students got to work with Nando’s, UK TV and Grime star Big Zuu, where they learnt about nutrition and how to create the perfect Peri Peri sauce.
“We had a tremendous day, with students given a very engaging insight into future careers in sport and the media.
“It was a valuable opportunity for them to work with fashion designers, universities and businesses from the world of leisure and sport.”
Principal Mike Adnitt congratulated the four finalists.
“We wish them well in the final and I urge everybody to get online and vote for their favourite kit,” he said.