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Westfield offer helping hand

14 July 2014

A group of Westfield pupils found themselves on a project with Sheffield United for part of their work experience.

The Year 10 pupils have taken on the task of ensuring that the Westfield Upper Tier at the Lane is ready for the start of the season after being asked if they could help.

The group has been accompanied by staff members Rob Sawyer and Lee Thompson, who is a former Blades youth team player.

The Lane is undergoing a lot of building work at the moment and with many jobs still to be done it was clear that getting the stadium ready for the fast approaching home friendlies would need extra help.

Sue Beeley, who as part of her role is the Volunteer and Work Placement Co-ordinator for the Club, said:

"I suggested approaching Westfield School to see if they could help us in any way. The school has a partnership link with the Club and we have good relationship so it seemed worth approaching them.

"In response to the request some of the pupils, who are currently on work experience, were set the task of taking on the two-day project to give us a helping hand.

"It is great that the school have been able to support us in this way and it shows the value of our partnership."

Chris Beckett, Assistant Head Teacher from Westfield School added: "We are proud to hold such strong links with Sheffield United and both staff and students are always more than willing to get involved whenever opportunities arise."

In return for their help on the stadium the pupils will receive tickets for the two exciting home friendly games against Huddersfield Town and Fenerbah├že at Bramall Lane later this month.

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